Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

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Neighborhood Group to Consider 44-Unit Affordable Rental Complex

Rendering of proposal for 25 Amory St.

Development is always big news in JP. And the Zoning Committee of the JP Neighborhood Council sees virtually every proposal of consequence. The neighborhood group meets Wednesday to consider two projects. The largest is a proposal from the JP Neighborhood Development Corp. to build 44 units of affordable rental housing at 25 Amory St. Continue Reading →

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Last Major Piece of Jackson Square Would Bring MIT-Style Architecture to JP

The transformation of Jackson Square would continue with development of the last major piece of the puzzle bringing some MIT-style architecture to this side of the Charles. “Great work is happening in the past year,” said Richard Thal, executive director of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Tuesday night at a public meeting to describe the final plan for Jackson Square Phase III.  This is two buildings set around a courtyard at Amory and Centre streets. They will be developed by JPNDC and The Community Builders. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Joint Venture Including JPNDC Tapped to Renovate, Build More Than 500 Housing Units

The Boston Housing Authority has designated Amory Partners, a joint venture of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp., Urban Edge and The Community Builders, to redevelop 125 Amory St., a 215-unit public housing for elderly and disabled near Jackson Square. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Celebration and Jubilation as Walsh Officially Opens Jackson Commons in Jackson Square

“This neighborhood deserves nothing but the best,” said Mayor Marty Walsh at the opening ceremony Wednesday for Jackson Commons, a 37-unit residence at 1542 Columbus Ave. directly opposite the Jackson Square MBTA station. (more…) Continue Reading →

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City Mulls Choice Between Affordable Condos or Rentals to Replace Eyesore

Egleston Square residents were given a choice on Wednesday for an empty city-owned six family house at 52 Montebello Road: Affordable home ownership for six first-time homebuyers by a team “who really knows ownership”; or a $1.3 million “gift” as part of the development of 3200 Washington Street for six permanently affordable rental units by another team who will “take no profit.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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JP Organization Seeks Help to Restore Small Biz Funding

Alison Moronta, left, helps facilitate a meeting of business owners at The Haven on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The JP Neighborhood Development Corp., known for its efforts at increasing affordable housing, is also an important backer of the neighborhood’s small businesses. And the tax dollars that support a key program, Small Business Technical Assistance, aren’t in the state Senate’s budget (or the governor’s, for that matter.)

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Did Winter Hurt Your JP Business? Snow Loan Program Could Help

If you own a business in JP and have losses because of the punishing series of storms we endured, there’s help. A state program is offering loans of $5,000 to $10,000 to help local businesses “regain financial stability and recover from lost storm revenue.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Centre Street Sanctuary Seeks to Recruit New Restaurant Quickly

File photo: Adam Rutstein, owner of Centre Street Sanctuary, stands beside his new outdoor patio space.

The owner of Centre Street Sanctuary, which shuttered on Sunday, hopes to either bring in a new restaurant or form a partnership to reopen. The landlord of the 365 Centre St. space in the heart of Hyde Square also hopes to see a restaurant in the space soon. (more…) Continue Reading →

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