An old building that once housed a garbage collection company on Burroughs Street, mere steps from Centre Street, was razed and will be replaced by a "boutique" 4-story mixed-use development.
A "striking mixed-use new construction with two commercial storefronts and six residential urban flats, located in one of JP’s most cherished locations," is how Cedar Hill Design & Development described the project at 7 Burroughs St. on its website.
The units are all condominiums with two bedrooms and one bathroom. The commercial spots are 674 and 840 square feet each with big storefront windows.
Cedar Hill Design & Development Company is also building a 9-unit building on Brookside Avenue and has proposed a second similar building on Brookside Avenue.
The building previously housed C&A Removal, a garbage removal business and was razed in 2017. The new development is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.
"The building is the first we know of in JP that was designed to have direct elevator access to each residence! Enter the elevator, tap your keycard and the elevator will take you directly into your unit," adds Cedar Hill's website. "The elevator door opens to an urban flat, efficiently laid out with large open spaces and spacious bedrooms. The ceilings are nearly 10’ tall, and each room has a floor to ceiling warehouse-style window."
There will be outdoor balconies, tankless hot water heaters and the building will be professional managed. There are no parking spaces, which is allowed because the property is a new development in the neighborhood shopping district, said Scott Johnson of Cedar Hill Design & Development to Jamaica Plain News via email
"They are geared toward those looking to simplify their lifestyles and utilize the wealth of commuter options in the neighborhood (buses, bicycle trails, T, etc.)," said Johnson. "There will be bicycle racks at the property. There is also a municipal parking lot across the street and I am in talks with some property owners in the neighborhood regarding rental parking options for those who might have a car."