Advisory group forming for Economy Plumbing site

An Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed redevelopment of the Economy Plumbing building site at 3190-3204 Washington Street is currently being formed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA).

That and other updates on the proposed project were expected to be discussed at a community meeting this week that has been cancelled due to the weather, Egleston Square Neighborhood Association (ESNA) Housing Committee Chair Carolyn Royce told the Gazette last week.

An IAG advises the BRA on how to mitigate neighborhood impacts of large-scale real estate projects.

The meeting is expected to be rescheduled once a venue and date can be confirmed.

The meeting was expected to cover updates to the proposed 76-unit, six- to seven-story development proposed by developers Dan Mangiacotti and Paul Iantosca.

According to Royce, those updates include a reorientation of the proposed garage so that cars would enter on Washington Street and exit on Montebello Road. Delivery trucks would continue to enter and exit on Washington Street.

The developers are “continuing to work on affordability numbers,” Royce said, and they are also working on a transportation demand management proposal to encourage and support tenants who do not own cars.

Affordability was a big community concern expressed at the first ESNA meeting to talk about this project, back in July.

The developers are under agreement to buy the large brick building that is the former home of Economy Plumbing & Heating Supply Company, and the neighboring E&J Auto Tech, which is in still business.


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