Blessed Sacrament meeting slated for Sept. 19

September 14, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has scheduled a meeting for Wed., Sept. 19 to review controversial high-end apartment and condo plans for the Blessed Sacrament Campus.

The meeting was posted on the BRA’s website Sept. 14 but was not formally announced.

The meeting is reconvening a community advisory committee (CAC) that  helped develop the campus plan in 2006. It is being reconvened to discuss plans for luxury apartments in the old Norbert School building. Because the Norbert building plan would change the original proposed use, it requires full BRA design review, including at least one community meeting. The meeting also will cover plans for luxury condos in the former main church building, according to site co-owner the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC). That condo plan is slated to undergo only internal BRA design review without public meetings.

The owners of the former Catholic Church property at 365 Centre St., the JPNDC and New Atlantic Development, have drawn criticism for the plans. Condos in the church building were always part of the development plan, which dates back to 2006, but the sale of the former Norbert School to an apartment developer was done recently with no public input.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford St. [See JP Agenda listing.]

Updated version: This article has been updated with information about the meeting’s agenda.

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