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BRA releases draft of Plan: JP/Rox

August 26, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority released a draft copy of the Plan: JP/Rox planning study last month and it incorporates much of what has been discussed in the many community meetings and workshops, including the possibility of having 15-story buildings in some areas of the neighborhood. Plan: JP/Rox is the long-awaited planning study for the...

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Developer revises plan for James’s Gate parking lot; reveals proposal for James’s Gate site

August 12, 2016
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The developer for the project at the former James’s Gate parking lot at 14-16 McBride St. has updated his proposal to include two, three-story townhouses. He has also revealed his plans to build a five-story, mixed-used development at the James’s Gate site. Meanwhile, a cooperative group has formed to attempt to have a community-led...

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3193 Washington St. proposal likely heads to BRA board

August 12, 2016
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City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. development proposal is heading to the Boston Redevelopment Authority board, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. Some residents have voiced opposition to the project, citing its potential impact on gentrification and questioning the reputation of City Realty. The BRA board will review the project during its Aug. 11 meeting, which...

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BRA sets second meeting for 76 Stonley Road project

August 12, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a second meeting for the 76 Stonley Road development on Aug. 16 to review the changes to the proposal, which includes the height of the project being reduced by one floor. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin originally planned a 31-unit, 40,940-square-foot project at 76 Stonley Road. But...

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Changes coming to 76 Stonley Road project

July 22, 2016
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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...

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BRA still reviewing 3353 Washington St. project, changes possible

July 22, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is still reviewing the 3353 Washington St. project and changes might come to it, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. Martin said in an email BRA staff met with the developer, Mordechai Levin, to discuss the density bonus that is being proposed as part of the Plan: JP/Rox study. That...

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Baker announces ‘Summer Nights Initiative’

July 22, 2016
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Gov. Charlie Baker announced the “Summer Nights Initiative,” which includes extended hours of operation and new programs at select pools and athletic complexes throughout the state, on July 19 at Lorber Playground in Jamaica Plain, according to a press release. Special programs in JP include at Kelly Rink between Monday and Thursday from 7...

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Developer has plans for massive Forest Hills dev.

July 8, 2016
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The Forest Hills area might be in line for another massive residential development, as Criterion Development Partners has preliminary plans for a 260-unit project at the LAZ parking lot, which is across from the Forest Hills T Station at the corner of Washington Street and the Arborway. “The Commons,” a 283-unit development, is currently...

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No ZBA hearing yet for 64 Allandale St. project

July 8, 2016
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A Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing has not been scheduled yet for the 64 Allandale St. project, as the developer still has to go through the neighborhood group review, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border of...

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JP resident arrested on drug, gun charges

July 8, 2016
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Officers patrolling the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments on July 2 arrested a 23-year-old male on drug and gun charges, according to bpdnews.com. Officers on the Youth Violence Strike Force were at the housing development at about 9:10 p.m. on July 2 near 934 Parker St. The officers were speaking to a group when 23-year-old...

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