A developer who is familiar to Jamaica Plain has proposed to build a six-story apartment building at Green and Washington streets.
The approximately 46,690 square foot residential building is being proposed by Mordechai Levin, who among other projects, is known for building the Stop & Shop plaza on Centre Street in Jackson Square. Levin says the project would cost $18 million and take 12 months to build, according to a development proposal submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
The proposed start date of the project is during the first quarter of 2017. Zoning relief would be required by the Zoning Board of Appeals because among other reasons, the building would exceed the 35-foot height limit.
The building would consist of one- two- and three-bedroom rentals with ground-floor retail space. The proposed project will include approximately 44 residential units (with six being affordable housing units), 24 surface parking spaces at the rear of the building, include landscaping improvements and streetscape improvements along Washington and Green streets at 3353 Washington St. There would also be a ground floor storage room for approximately 20 bicycles for residents.
Some units would have terraces and there would be a roof deck for all residents to use. This project is across from the E-13 Boston Police station.
The development would be made on five parcels of land currently owned by Levin, or 3353 Washington LLC, an affiliate of Boston Community Ventures. There are currently three nonprofit tenants and a hair salon on the parcels with short-term occupancy agreements and would be assisted with relocating to other Boston Community Ventures properties.
According to the BRA filing, the LLC has already met with numerous abutters, and public officials including District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley and state Rep. Liz Malia. They've also met with the Union Avenue Neighborhood Association, and also held an evening meeting on February 29 at the E-13 Boston Police station to discuss the proposed project. Representatives from the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, the Union Avenue Neighborhood Association and the Washington Street Business Association, were invited to attend the meeting.