Changes coming to 76 Stonley Road project

Changes are coming to the proposed 76 Stonley Road development, including the height of the project being reduced by one floor, according to Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) spokesperson Nick Martin.

Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin originally planned a 31-unit, 40,940-square-foot project at 76 Stonley Road. But attendees during a BRA-held community meeting on June 15 voiced concerns over the project’s height, density, and lack of cohesiveness with the rest of the neighborhood. They also wanted the project to be subjected to Plan: JP/Rox, the BRA’s planning study for the Columbus Avenue and Washington Street corridor.

Martin said in an email that the developers have been working to “incorporate feedback” from that meeting into a revised proposal.

“The developer has proposed eliminating three units at the top of the building to bring the project down one floor,” he said. “To help the building mesh with the surrounding community, the developer is looking to create sidewalks on Stonley Road and Stedman Street in addition to enhancing the green space associated with the project. The goal is to treat Stedman Street like a second front entrance to the project. Those design changes would make the project consistent with what’s contemplated in PLAN JP/Rox from a design perspective, and we’ll continue to work with the developer on affordable housing issues.”

Martin said the BRA hopes to schedule another community meeting soon to discuss the changes.


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