Construction will begin on City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. sometime this fall, according City Realty spokesperson Andrew Scherding. Construction is expected to take 12 months.
The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted variances for the project last month despite the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council recommending that the project be denied. Dave Baron, chair of JPNC’s Zoning Committee, wrote a letter to the ZBA urging denial, citing that the project does not conform to the guidelines in the Plan: JP/Rox study and community opposition.
City Realty’s proposal, which has changed and is smaller in scale than what was originally proposed, includes building a 42,170-square-foot development with 40 units (3 studios; 8 one-bedrooms; 17 two-bedrooms; 3 two-bedrooms and den; and 9 three-bedrooms). Seven of the units will be affordable. There will also be 2,560 square feet of retail divide into three spaces.