Is This Building a Schoolhouse from 1800s? Developer Wants to Know What to Do with Washington Street Property

A development company has applied to demolish a Washington Street property building that may be from the 1850s. But the developer says the owner of the property doesn't have a proposal for the site, and would like the community's help to inform them on what to do with the property. The vinyl-sided building is located at 3326 Washington Street, and is currently home to J.P. Auto Glass. The property, assessed at $553,000, is owned by Sandra Tardonico, the owner of the auto glass business. "Based on our research, there was a public school on the site in the 1850s.

189 Views

4-Story, 21-Unit Apartment Building Proposed for 121 Brookside Ave., Meeting Jan. 23

A public meeting about a proposed 4-story apartment building at 121 Brookside Avenue will be on Jan. 23. The proposal by Cedar Hill Design & Development would replace an existing parking lot. It would be 21 residential units on the top three floors, two artist live/work spaces and 11 garage parking spaces on the first floor. The building would be 19,347 sq.

557 Views
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Mayor Walsh: How We’re Creating More Affordable Housing

Boston is going through a period of historic growth -- the kind our city hasn’t seen in decades. More people are choosing to put down roots and start families here. More businesses are choosing to open their doors here. Students from all over the world come to attend our universities and colleges each year. As Boston grows, we must keep our focus on the families and communities that make our our city the diverse, welcoming and world-class place it is.

850 Views

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

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 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."

739 Views

How to Make Egleston Square More Pleasant Being Discussed at JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan Meeting on Oct. 23

How can Egleston Square be a more pleasant place? That's a question that will be examined at the next JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan meeting on Oct. 23. At the meeting, the fourth on the topic of Egleston Square, Transportation Department personnel will discuss public feedback they received about two plans the city put forth to make the area safer to walk and travel through. A preview of actions items for the upcoming meeting will also be discussed, as well as priorities for the project.

731 Views