Apple has received approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the three-story store it wants to put on Boylston Street, according to Boston Business Journal. As The Mac Observer reported in August, Apple had to jump through many hoops to get approval for the store because its architecture needs to fit the surrounding area. That month, the cityis Back Bay Architectural Commission issued its approval, which was key to moving the process forward.
The 21,350-square-foot store will take about a year to complete. According to Boston Business Journal, its "architectural elements will reference the general character and scale of the surrounding buildings and will incorporate a green roof and an enclosed mechanical penthouse. The project will also provide for sidewalk improvements along Boylston Street."