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City Chooses JP Development Team for 52 Montebello Road

Mark your calendars: Thursday, Aug. 13.  5:30 p.m. Boston Redevelopment Authority board room. That’s the day and time the BRA board will hear from and vote on the 3200 Washington Street/52 Montebello Road developments. This date was set 24 hours after the Department of Neighborhood Development voted to designate 3190 Washington St. LCC as developer of 50-52 Montebello Road. Continue Reading →

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Decision on Key Egleston Development Delayed — Again

What began exactly a year ago on July 23, 2014 when the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association got a premier showing of the plans for the Economy Plumbing site is no closer to approval. For the second time, the developers of 3200 Washington St. asked the Zoning Board of Appeals for deferment at its scheduled hearing on Tuesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Neighborhood Council Gives Firm ‘No’ to 3200 Washington St.

The full Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council on Tuesday voted 11-3 with one abstention to recommend that the city “deny all variances required” to the developers of 3200 Washington St. City boards, in this case the Zoning Board of Appeals, have the final say and can go against Neighborhood Council recommendations. However, that is rare. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Deep Divisions on Display in Comments on 3200 Washington St. Development

The comment period for 3200 Washington St. — the largest development in Egleston Square in half a century — ended May 1. There were 119 letters of support — many of them form letters — and 45 opposed. There were also two petitions, one in favor and the other opposed. It is an unprecedented development in scale, density and cost but also in community debate; there were two Boston Redevelopment Authority-sponsored public meetings and the comment period was extended three times (April 3, April 15 and May 1). Continue Reading →

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Protesters Block Washington, Demand 100 Percent of New Development Be Affordable

“The force of youth” it was called by organizer Maya Gaul, a lifelong resident of School Street. It was nothing less than an amazing and spirited rally for the soul of Jamaica Plain; never before seen in Egleston Square in this observer’s 40 years in the neighborhood. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Project Would ‘Announce Egleston as a Great Place to Live, Work and Play’

3200 Washington Street as proposed. Looking south. Credit: 3190 Washington St. LLC

A three-man development team plans to build the largest housing development in the history of Egleston Square; a community it describes as “a vibrant [one] that owes its vibrant identity to its diversity to ethnic, racial, age and economic patterns.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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