Proposed Stedman Street 3-Story, 21-Unit Residential Building Being Discussed at Oct. 29th Public Meeting

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A developer has proposed razing a one-story commercial building on Stedman Street in the Stonybrook neighborhood to build a 3-story, 21-unit residential building.

The proposed 3-story, 21-unit, 21-parking spot residential building at 50 Stedman St. in Jamaica Plain.

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is hosting a public meeting about the proposal on Oct. 29 at Doyle's Cafe from 6 to 7 pm.

The proposal consists of knocking down a one-story commercial building at 50 Stedman St., where the Wentworth Service Station is located. According to documents filed with the BPDA by the proposal's architect, Lucio Trabucco of Nunes Trabucco Architects, wrote that the building "has no historic or architectural significance to the surrounding neighborhood" and the "presence actually detracts from the neighborhood."

50 Stedman St., Jamaica Plain

The new building would include 24,000 square feet of residential space, 21 on-site parking spots beneath three floors of 21 rental units. Four of the units, or 19 percent, will be designated affordable to be in accordance with the proposed JP/Rox Plan. The proposed project consists of six one-bedroom units and 15 two-bedroom units, according to documents filed by Trabucco on behalf of developer Helm Investment LLC, which owns the property.

The project would need several zoning variances, including building a multi-family residential building in a Local Industrial Zoning District, FAR (floor area ratio) and insufficient parking (28.3 spaces required and only 21 are proposed).

The public comment period is open through November 7, 2018, and you can submit your comments using this link.