Plan JP/Rox: Egleston Square Is Defined by Access to Parks

The plan for Egleston Square includes using existing building sites for more housing

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The plan for Egleston Square includes using existing building sites for more housing

The once-in-a-generation planning effort that goes by the name “Plan JP/Rox” has started to produce specifics about what our neighborhood will look like. Here’s a vision for Egleston Square.

Egleston Square: “It’s characterized by access to parks,” said John Dalzell, a senior architect for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, “but what also seems to be emerging is a new commercial area northerly of the square.”

That’s toward Westminster Avenue

Seven scattered development areas are proposed for multi-family residential buildings over retail or cultural ground floors ranging in height from 4-6 stories.

One suggested new residential location includes 3012 Washington Street  at Westminster Avenue, owned by the Eizabeth Stone House. ESH  has approvals to build a 4-story group home for its clients and programs; it also has permits and brownfields funding to do soil remediation on the former garage site. This long 1/2 acre lot is adjacent to a often filled city-owned parking lot on which a 4-6 story apartment house is proposed.

Devin Quirk, DND ,responds to concerns of JP/Rox Plan Advisory Group member Roslyn Elder

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Devin Quirk, DND ,responds to concerns of JP/Rox Plan Advisory Group member Roslyn Elder

BRA senior planner Marie Mercurio makes notation on the Egleston Square plan

Richard Heath

BRA senior planner Marie Mercurio makes notation on the Egleston Square plan

The plan proposes to build out the Walgreens parking lot with two apartment buildings of 4-6 stories facing Washington Street, Bragdon Street and Columbus Avenue.

Another idea is to build a 5-6 story apartment building over the Egleston Square YMCA

The JP/ROX Plan predicts that 570  new units can be built  in four clusters around Egleston Square; Columbus-Bragdon, Washington-Bragdon, Washington-School and Washington-Iffley (the latter would replace and existing auto repair garage).

Stony Brook Station: Three development area are proposed one of which is the former Colourpicture Publishers factory at 76a Atherton Street, where residential units for live-in artists are recommended.

To read more about the plan in general, and to find links to other posts about particular sub-neighborhoods, please read our main story.