JPNDC Proposes 8 Affordable Units on Vacant Carolina Ave. and Call St. Parcels

The city is holding a meeting to discuss the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation's (JPNDC) proposal to put three parcels together to build eight affordable units at Carolina Avenue and Call Street. JPNDC's proposal is for two 3-story, 4-unit buildings to be built on Call Street at the intersection of Carolina Avenue. Each building would have three 4-bedroom units and one 2-bedroom unit. Four of the units would be sold to homeowners at a maximum of 80% area median income, and four units would be rented at a maximum of 60% area median income. The proposal calls for eight off-street parking spaces, which may be reduced to six due to preliminary discussion with abutters.


‘Boutique’ 4-Story Mixed-Use Building with Six Units Coming to Burroughs Street

An old building that once housed a garbage collection company on Burroughs Street, mere steps from Centre Street, was razed and will be replaced by a "boutique" 4-story mixed-use development. A "striking mixed-use new construction with two commercial storefronts and six residential urban flats, located in one of JP’s most cherished locations," is how Cedar Hill Design & Development described the project at 7 Burroughs St. on its website. The units are all condominiums with two bedrooms and one bathroom. The commercial spots are 674 and 840 square feet each with big storefront windows. Cedar Hill Design & Development Company is also building a 9-unit building on Brookside Avenue and has proposed a second similar building on Brookside Avenue.


Cedar Hill to Build Mixed-Use Building on Brookside Avenue; Proposes Second Development on Street

A development company has proposed a mixed-use development on Brookside Avenue across the street from a similar development that will break ground this spring. The proposed building would replace a parking lot while the other would replace a building that's housed artist studios for many years. Cedar Hill Design & Development's project at 114-120 Brookside Ave. is scheduled to break ground this spring and has been approved by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) and the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal. The building will be 4.5 stories with 9 units: two 2-bedroom/2 bathrooms and seven 3-bedroom/2 bathrooms condos.


MassDOT Oakdale Street Parcel to Remain Community Garden; Four Parcels Sold

Several parcels put up for public bidding by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) were recently purchased with affordable housing required as part of some of the purchases. MassDOT held a public meeting in June 2017 to provide an overview of seven parcels and present a draft for proposal requests. After several public meetings to solicit feedback the bid guidelines and parcels were altered. MassDOT incorporated several revisions that the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) asked for, as well as from public feedback, according to an email to Jamaica Plain News from Carolyn Royce, chair of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Housing & Economic Development Committee. The parcel at 8 Oakdale Street was not put up for bid and will remain a community garden said Royce, and four parcels ended up being sold.


General Heath Square Development Update Meeting on Oct. 17

There will be two public meetings to discuss the General Heath Square Apartments development and provide updates of the 4 story, 47 affordable units project on Oct. 17th. Uncharacteristic of most Boston developments, the project has remained the same size since at least 2015. It is a 56,290 square foot, 4 story, 47 affordable housing unit sited for 61 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. The Boston Planning & Development Agency board previously approved the project that is regarded as a "transit oriented structure" with 10 units at or below 30 percent area median income (AMI), 30 units at or below 60 percent AMI and 7 units at or below 80 percent AMI.