Rentals to Condos Proposed for 3353 Washington St. Project Going Condos; Community Meeting May 22

There will be a community update on May 22 about a 45-unit apartment building proposed for Washington Street that was previously met with opposition by neighbors and politicians. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is hosting a public meeting to provide an update about the six-story mixed-use project proposed by Boston Community Ventures. At the meeting, Boston Community Ventures will discuss its plan to change the project from rental units to condos. The design of the building isn't going to change, and the building will still have 45 residential units, which will be available for homeownership. There will also be 9 affordable homeownership opportunities -- 20 percent of the building; Six of those units will be sold at 50 percent of the area median income (AMI) and three units would be sold at 70 percent AMI.

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What Is a Progressive Position on Housing?

What is a progressive position on housing? That is the question that will be tackled at a JP Progressives community conversation on April 29. "The City of Boston is rapidly becoming more unequal and segregated than at any time in its recent history. Boston is one of the least affordable major housing markets in the world, and Massachusetts is one of the most unequal states in the country. Our community in Jamaica Plain is at the forefront of this crisis," says the description of the event on JP Progressives' Facebook page.

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What’s a 1-Bedroom Going For in This Newly Refurbished Building?

How much do you think a studio is going for in a newly refurbished apartment building on South Huntington Avenue? Oh, to give you a feel for the amenities -- it has an outdoor dog run and a state-of-the-art Evolution Dog Washing station. Before we get to the reveal of the starting rental costs of a studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom (two baths) go for, let's talk about the property and its marketed amenities. The apartment building, now called The Brynx, was previously the Goddard House, and was designed by Sheply Bulfinch in the 1920s, so there's a historical architecture aspect. There's an indoor rock-climbing wall, bike storage, an outdoor dog run, a lounge area with TVs, kitchens, shuffleboard (very Ft.

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Proposed 225-Unit Washington St. Apartment Building Includes 140 Units of Supportive Housing

A newly proposed rental apartment building on Washington Street would have 225 units, including 140 units designated for supportive housing for individuals served by property owner Pine Street Inn. Pine Street Inn and The Community Builders (TCB) are partnering on the proposal to construct a new six-story, mixed-use building at 3368 Washington St., which is near Green Street and Glen Road. The existing warehouse facility on the site would be razed and the current uses temporarily relocated. Pine Street Inn would have a new office onsite for its case management staff and would provide intensive support services to the 140 supportive housing units. TCB would provide operational management of the property, according to Lydia Scott, TCB development project manager. The plan also includes creating an endowment to assist with providing services to residents in the long-term.

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BPDA Board Approves 21-Unit Stedman Street Project; All Units to be Rentals

The Boston Planning & Development Agency board recently approved a three-story, 21-unit rental residential building for Stedman Street. The project will consist of six one-bedroom units and 15 two-bedroom units, and four of the 21 units will be income-restricted.The income-restricted units are expected to be one one-bedroom and three two-bedrooms, said BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. One of the affordable units will be for a household not earning more than 30 percent of the area median income (AMI) as dictated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). One unit will be for households not earning more than 50 percent of the AMI and two will be affordable to households not earning more than 70 percent of the AMI. Sited at 50 Stedman St., the building will be approximately 31,216 sq.

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