A Jamaica Plain builder who in March failed to get support from a bellwether neighborhood committee for the liquor license he'll need for a casual seafood restaurant next to Green Street T has filed plans for the entire development.
Chris DeSisto of Maple Hurst Builders aims to anchor a new multi-use building at the corner of Green and Amory with a restaurant. "Bartlett Square 2" would mirror many aspects of his existing Bartlett Square building across the street. Differences include that instead of condos, the new building would have 15 apartments, office space and retail.
The JP Neighborhood Council's Public Service Committee deadlocked in March on whether to back the booze license. DeSisto recently filed plans for the entire development with the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
For neighbors eager to see details, here's the full filing DeSisto made with the city.
A key issue for some neighbors at the March meeting was whether DeSisto was putting the cart before the horse by seeking a liquor license before his larger plans for the entire building have gained neighborhood and city approval.
The restaurant, "Havana Pete's," would serve seafood. Its capacity would be similar to DeSisto's existing Cafe Bartlett Square across the street. In addition to a first-floor restaurant and patio, plans call for a mezzanine with more seating and a second bar.