BPDA Approves Washington Street Project

At its January board meeting the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved plans to bring 38 income-restricted units of senior housing to Jamaica Plain. 

The BPDA approved project at 3371 Washington Street yields 39 housing units, 38 of which are income-restricted housing units. 

In their ruling the BPDA board wrote, “3371 Washington Street will revitalize the site with the construction of a five-story, 36,834 square foot residential building with 39 total units, 38 of which are income-restricted housing for low-income and extremely low-income seniors. The project meets the goals of PLAN: JP/Rox including preserving density, enhancing neighborhood character, balancing growth, and accelerating affordable housing production.”

According to filings submitted to the BPDA the project will include a 800 square foot restaurant space intended for the El Embajardo Restaurant, which is a current tenant on the site. This property was purchased by the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp., City Life/Vida Urbana and New Atlantic Development in 2020 with significant support from the community.

Overall the project consists of the redevelopment of the parcels of land located at 3359-3365 Rear and 3371-3375 Washington Street, a 10,927 square foot site located near the intersection of Washington Street and Green Street in Jamaica Plain

The redevelopment will include the demolition of an existing non-historic industrial structure and revitalizing the site with the proposed construction of a five-story, 36,834 square foot supported affordable senior housing development. 

An experienced property management company will provide a full range of management services designed for senior housing and will coordinate a broad range of supportive programs and services to both frail and independent residents, including, regular programmed activities, 24-hour emergency response, service coordination and an on-site meal program. A live-in manager’s units will also be included. The project will include indoor and outdoor common areas, a communal kitchen and dining room, and common laundry.

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