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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New Playground Proposed for Jackson Square, Would Use Community Preservation Funds

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the Community Preservation Committee has proposed building a new playground in the Jackson Square neighborhood. The proposed new playground would cost an estimated $498,000 and be adjacent to the Martha Eliot Health Center, Mildred C. Hailey Apartments and near Jackson Square businesses, according to a city press release. The project was one of 56 across the city, totaling more than $34 million, that would use Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding. The committee voted in support of the 56 projects on Feb. 11, and the Boston City Council is expected to approve the proposals in March.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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