Steve Hall

One of the unexpected outcomes of the pandemic has been an increase in the number of pets per household. Many of today’s apartment hunters are not only looking for their perfect home, but also for a space that caters to their furry family member.

Hub50House—a 440-unit high-rise in Boston—is a new addition to The Hub on Causeway, a mixed-use, multiphased residential development. For its pet offerings, developer Boston Properties and architect of record Solomon Cordwell Buenz elected to carve out a special area in the building’s plans called the Woof Deck.

Steve Hall

Outfitted with a grassy area, modern obstacles, and big woof block letters, the large, elevated dog park—located beneath the cantilever of the tower—protects both residents and their pets from Boston’s harsh winter conditions.

Residents can either relax outside on the landscaped balcony or in the adjacent interior lounge while they watch their pets play on the covered, all-season deck that showcases views of the Charles River and downtown Boston.

Pets then can enjoy some pampering at the on-site pet spa and grooming station, located within the lounge. Plus, the community offers dog walking as an amenity.