BRA reviewing feedback on 3353 Washington St. project

June 24, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is “evaluating” feedback on the 3353 Washington St. project to determine the next steps, according to spokesperson Nick Martin.

The BRA held a second community meeting on the project June 7 when the development team presented slight alterations to the proposal, including one more affordable-housing unit and reduced building height. That did little to calm attendees who want the development to be more affordable and for the proposal review to be put on hiatus until the JP/Rox planning process is completed.

“BRA staff is evaluating all of the comments received on the project in order to make a determination about next steps and whether to make a recommendation to our board,” said Martin in an email. “The comment period just closed on Friday, so we need a little time to consider all of the feedback we’ve received.”

Developer Mordechai Levin has proposed an $18 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington and Green streets.

Levin is a well-known developer in Jamaica Plain who was behind the development of the Stop & Shop and the new Martha Eliot Health Center building in Jackson Square. His current proposal calls for a 46,695-square-foot building at 3353 Washington St. that would have six stories and include 44 residential units with about 2,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. It would also have 24 parking spaces at the rear of the building.

The new building would consist of four residential floors over a ground-floor level, and would contain a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom rental units, some with private outdoor terraces. The plans also call for interior storage for around 20 bicycles. The proposed building would contain seven affordable housing units on site.

As part of the project, two existing buildings would be demolished and five parcels of land would be combined into one. The project will need several variances, including for exceeding height limit and for not meeting the minimum parking requirement.

 

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