BPDA approves 3353 Washington St. project

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Dec. 15 meeting approved the $18 million, mixed-used project at 3353 Washington St.

The project has changed slightly since it was last presented to community members, many of whom criticized the earlier proposal. It is unclear why the BPDA did not bring the project back out to the community after changes were made.

Developer Mordechai Levin is now proposing a five-story, 45,286-square-foot building with 45 rental units. Eights units will be priced as affordable, including six at 50 percent of the area median income (AMI) and two at 70 percent of AMI. The project will have more than 2,000 square feet of ground floor retail, space for 20 to 30 bicycles, and 24 parking spaces.

Levin is a well-known developer in Jamaica Plain who was behind the development of the Stop & Shop and the new Martha Eliot Health Center building in Jackson Square.

A spokesperson for the Inspectional Services Department, which oversees the Zoning Board of Appeals, said that the department is in the process of scheduling a hearing for the project.

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