Real Estate Today: ZBA approves 250 Centre St.

September 29, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) during an Aug. 29 hearing approved several variances for the proposed mixed-used, mixed-income development 250 Centre St. project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA.

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee during an Aug. 16 meeting voted unanimously in support of project.

“The project was approved with [Boston Planning and Development Agency] design review and specific language regarding converting a portion of the property into a public way,” said Timberlake in an email.

The project, which is being proposed by The Community Builders, calls for a six-story, 112-unit building with 30 percent affordability and ground floor retail. The project is part of Site III of the Jackson Square redevelopment. About 11 acres of land in Jackson Square are being redeveloped by a team that includes Mitchell Properties, JPNDC, TCB and Urban Edge. The overall redevelopment has moved slowly over decades of planning and funding bumps.

The 250 Centre St. project was one of several proposed developments that received a portion of $22 million in affordable-housing funds the City dispersed earlier this year.

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