Car lot redevelopment approved

November 21, 2014
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STONYBROOK—A massive mixed-use development of the former Flanagan & Seaton Motor Car Company on Washington Street was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week.

The project at 3521-3529 Washington St. will include a four- to five-story multi-use building at the corner of Washington and McBride streets. The ground floor is planned to have 25,000 square feet of retail space, and the upper floors will hold 88 residential units.

The plan also includes a two-story retail building fronting Washington Street and multifamily housing fronting on Burnett Street, and new green space connecting New Washington and McBride streets. That would be made from a small swath of MBTA-owned green space between the property and the train tracks running behind it, a move that the developers will provide with $100,000 in funding, according to the BRA.

A total of 132 housing units, including 44 condos and 88 rentals, will be created. Nineteen of those units will be affordably priced. Both residential buildings will have underground parking, and there will be about 50 surface parking spaces.

The construction schedule is not yet in place.

The development team is composed of New Boston Ventures and SSG Development. The BRA board voted to approved the project at its Nov. 13 meeting.

The project was proposed in 2011 and stalled for some time following the discovery of hazardous chemicals on the site. The developers will pay for the environmental cleanup.

An illustration of the housing proposed for Burnett Street. (Courtesy Image)

An illustration of the housing proposed for Burnett Street. (Courtesy Image)

An illustration of the new building planned at Washington and McBride streets. (Courtesy Image)

An illustration of the new building planned at Washington and McBride streets. (Courtesy Image)

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