JPNC gives nod to affordable-housing development

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted during its Feb. 28 meeting to approve Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)’s plan to construct a 100 percent affordable development in Jackson Square at 25 Amory St., according to JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney.

The project is expected to go before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on March 14, according to an email from JPNDC. The Inspectional Services Department, which oversees ZBA, did not respond to a request to confirm the hearing.

The property at 25 Amory St. will be one of two buildings developed along the northern portion of Site III, which is part of the Jackson Square redevelopment. The Boston Redevelopment Authority, which is now the Boston Planning and Development Agency, approved Site III last summer.

The 25 Amory St. building will have 44 residential units, all to house family-sized households with a maximum of 60 percent area median income (AMI). There will be a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, 16 of which will be supported by project-based vouchers, and two of which will be fully accessible for the sensory impaired. The building will be wood-framed and four stories high with residential parking for bicycles and 22 vehicles.


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