BPDA to host IAG meeting for 125 Amory St. redevelopment

January 12, 2018

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting for the 125 Amory St. redevelopment on Jan. 23. The meeting will take place at 125 Amory Street between 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City on potential impacts of building projects. The IAG for this project includes Leslie Bramble, Stephanie Colson, Marc Ebuna, Akimi Garden, Eric Herot, Sherone Mahasse, Dale Martinez, Gina Rector, Angie Smith, Danielle Sommer, Donna Tremonte, and David Waters.

The redevelopment project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Urban Edge. All three organizations are nonprofits that have been constructing affordable housing. Amory Street Partners’ proposal was selected by the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) to redeveloped the site located at 125 Amory St., which is a public housing development for seniors and people with disabilities

The 125 Amory St. development currently has 209 affordable residential units and 54 surface parking spots. During renovation, some residents will be shuffled around the building into different units temporarily, but none of them will be displaced. Forty percent of the new residential units will be affordable to households earning 30 percent to 70 percent of the area median income (AMI).

The proposal involves renovating the existing building, and also building three new buildings, adding 360 new units to create a total of 559 units on the six-acre site. One hundred and four parking spots will also be added, bringing the total parking spaces up to 257 spaces total.

Sixty-two percent of all units on site will be affordable; 145 of the new units will be affordable, which means that there will be 344 affordable units total. Two hundred and seven units are slated for 30 percent AMI, 10 units for 50 percent AMI, 55 units for 60 percent AMI, and 72 units at 70 percent AMI.

The remaining units will be market rate. Noah Sawyer, senior project manager at The Community Builders, estimated that market rate would rent at around $2,500 for a one-bedroom.