There will be two virtual community meetings to discuss the proposed redevelopment plans of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. The proposal is just Phase I of the redevelopment of the Mildred Hailey Apartments. It would include a 1-to-1 replacement of the existing 253 public housing units and add 435 more housing units. The 435 units would be deemed affordable and upper middle-income apartments. On Oct.
The developer of a Washington Street project has redesigned its proposal that would be more apropos for a COVID-19 world. "Last March, with the onset of COVID and the uncertainties it brought, we temporarily put the project on pause to evaluate the building program and design, but I am happy to say we are back! We have developed a revised design that we feel is stronger and more resilient for a post-Covid Boston," said Wyatt Komarin, founder of design and real estate development company Primary, about the proposal for 3326 Washington St. The building that is presently there was most recently home to J.P. Auto Glass, and dates back to the 1850s. Komarin told Jamaica Plain News that Primary outlined COVID-focused strategies for the project that include:
Increased average size of units by reducing unit count from 47 to 43, giving each unit more living space
Creation of 1BR Flex units with a flexible in-unit home office/den/childcare space
Increased number of private terraces, allowing residents a private individual space to go outside and have fresh air
Larger amenity areas, including a larger shared roof terrace area, to accommodate more social distancing within these spaces
An improved and enlarged bike storage facility design, to promote and provide easier access to this socially distant form of transit
There would be three studio apartments, 18 one-bedroom units, 11 one-bedroom units with dens, and 11 two-bedrooms. The project would include 23 percent of units being affordable, which fits the guidelines of Plan: JP/Rox.
A developer looking to create a new Doyle's restaurant in its original building is also pitching a mixed-use building next door, and another residential building across the street. Lee Goodman of WaterMark Development met with neighbors on Oct. 1 in the parking lot of Doyle's, which shuttered its doors last year. Along with a renovation of the current Doyle's building, a roof deck would be added. The interior would be reconfigured, and there'd a new community room with a partially open kitchen, reported UniversalHub.com.
The proposed redevelopment of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments would include a 1-to-1 replacement of the existing 253 public housing units and add 435 more housing units. The proposed project by The Community Building, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), and Urban Edge, is only Phase I of redevelopment the apartment complex in Jackson Square. Phase One is on the southeast portion of the existing apartments, and would include the construction of approximately 435 new affordable and upper middle-income apartments. To reiterate, the current 253 public housing units would be replaced with 253 new public housing units, according to the Boston Planning & Development Agency. There would also be approximately 290 parking spaces, according to the developers' Letter of Intent.
While it won't be the Doyle's Pub that you, your father, your father's father, and his father, grew up with -- there is a proposed project to revive the pub that closed last year after 137 years of serving the community. The Save Doyle's Cafe Facebook page posted an update with a flyer for an Oct. 1 community meeting. "Priorities have shifted these past few months as we struggle through this pandemic and all of us take stock of what is dear. While we know there are more pressing issues at this time, we also know that our community will recover and life will resume some day.