Real Estate Today: Zoning Committee review of Amory St. project delayed until October

The mixed-use building project at 450-456 Amory St. will appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee sometime in October after being pulled from the Sept. 2 meeting agenda at the request of the developer, according to Dave Baron of the Zoning Committee.

Local developer Chris DeSisto’s plan for 450-456 Amory St. calls for apartments, office space and ground-floor storefronts, including a restaurant. The proposal is similar to the “Bartlett Square” building with its popular cafe at 154 Green St., created by DeSisto’s Mission Hill-based Maple Hurst Builders. The new building is named “Bartlett Square II” and needs several zoning variances.

Desisto did not respond to a request for comment.

The four-story building would include 15 rental apartments, two of them priced a City-determined affordable rate. A parking garage for nine to 10 cars is part of the plan, as well as six on-street spaces created by moving the sidewalk.

The restaurant, featuring a terrace, would be created by the development team itself. Rooftop solar panels are another feature.

DeSisto and Maple Hurst have built many Jamaica Plain homes over the years, including the condo building at 131 Green St. on the other side of the T station.


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