Plan for Old James’s Gate Property Returns to Neighborhood Committee

Rendering of proposal for The Gate, 5 McBride St.

Stefanov Architects

Rendering of proposal for The Gate, 5 McBride St.

One of the most-watched real estate developments in a neighborhood full of them returns to public debate this week.

The former James’s Gate site at 5 McBride St. will be on the docket Wednesday when the JP Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee meets. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Farnsworth House, 90 South St., just a block from the abandoned pub.

Proponents are pitching a four-story mixed-use building that would have 11 residential units and commercial space on the ground floor. Plans call for 12 parking spaces.

The initial proposal had five stories – not the currently proposed four.

The development is slated to have the same name — “The Gate” — as a new pub to be opened soon in Egleston Square by a former co-owner of James’s Gate.

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  • Alan P

    Gosh, this thing is hideous. The great thing about James Gate was it welcomed the public in – granted that’s what restaurants are supposed to do. But this is just meant to be another bland building guaranteed to make money for the developer. Yuck.

  • Visepia

    Yet another ugly, unimaginative, cheaply built eyesore inflicted on our neighborhood, in the same vein as that blight at Centre & Creighton, and the already falling apart pile of plastic and bricks offending the corner of Centre and Lamartine. I don’t even blame this on greed, rather on no-talent architects and designers.

    • Lisa Marie Garver

      SO REAL. I’ve been saying this, both developers and arcitects in this area need to get way more creative in order to reflect the beauty and diversity that is JP.

  • Stephen Q

    Hey editor….just wondering why in the above article both the link for the “4 story proposal” and the link for the “5 story proposal” lead to the five story building

    • JamaicaPlainNews

      Good eye! We’ll fix that.

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