Allandale St. project heads to ZBA, environmental review continues

The 64 Allandale St. project is heading before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Dec. 13, while a state environmental review of the site continues.

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Nov. 17 meeting approved the revised 64 Allandale St. project, leaving the ZBA hearing as one of the last hurdles that the proposal will need to clear.

But the project is still moving through the environmental regulation sphere.

The Boston Conservation Commission ruled last year that the site falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act. There are no wetlands on the 64 Allandale St. property, according to the ruling, but a portion of the property falls within a 100 foot buffer zone under the Wetlands Protection Act. MassDEP later confirmed that ruling.

The developer and opponents recently filed new petitions over the wetlands issue and it is unclear if the new petitions would affect that decision. MassDEP did a site walk in October. Joe Ferson, a spokesperson for MassDEP, said a decision has not been made on those new petitions.

Jacqueline Nunez, the developer of the 64 Allandale St. project, originally planned to build 20 units at 64 Allandale St., but has reduced it by two units and increased the green space in the southeast corner of the site. The project would now have one affordable-housing unit. The development team has said that the project will need more than 50 variances and has a construction schedule of 18 months.

The project would abut Allandale Woods, which is an “urban wild” of about 100 acres of City- and private-owned land in Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury. The woods is roughly formed by Allandale and Centre streets, the VFW Parkway and Hackensack Road.

The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border of West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. It is part of the West Roxbury Neighborhood District, as a matter of zoning.

The vast majority of attendees at a Nov. 7 meeting on the revise proposal spoke out against the project, expressing concerns over density and the affect on Allandale Woods, among othe

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