Second meeting for City Realty’s Washington St. development is Monday

The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a second meeting for the 3193 Washington St. project on July 11 at the Egleston Square YMCA, starting at 6 p.m.

The comment period has been extended until July 25.

City Realty current proposal for 3193 Washington St. calls for demolishing a one-story commercial building and replacing it with a five-story, 12,992-square-foot building with 25 parking spaces and 58 bicycle spots. The 46 units would consist of mostly studios at roughly 520 square feet and one-bedrooms at 650 square feet. There would also be 3 three-bedrooms. The condos would all be sold at about $620 per square foot. The project would be 17.4 percent affordable, which translates to eight affordable-housing units, slightly more than what is required under the City’s affordable-housing policy. The ground floor would have 3,290 square feet of retail/office space.

The project will need several variances, including for excessive height and not meeting the minimum parking requirement.

The BRA held an initial community meeting June 6 when attendees expressed concerns over gentrification and City Realty’s reputation.

City Realty has a spotty reputation in Jamaica Plain. The company bought two buildings at 3106 and 3152-3160 Washington St. in 2014 and engaged in lease negotiations with businesses in the buildings, while simultaneously initiating eviction processes. Following public protests and a City Council hearing, the businesses and City Realty were able to resolve the situation.

1 comment for “Second meeting for City Realty’s Washington St. development is Monday

  1. TrevorJP
    July 8, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    The JP Gazette has a pretty spotty reputation for not telling both sides of a story. Won’t be surprised if this is deleted but they need to up their journalistic standards.

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