BPDA Seeks Applicants for Impact Advisory Group for Proposed Stedman Street Storage Facility

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is seeking applicants for the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for a proposed self-storage facility on Stedman Street. Stedman Development LLC has proposed creating a 3-story 120,000 square footage self-storage facility at 75 Stedman Street. That location is currently a 1.26 acre active construction equipment yard, according to the developer's letter of intent filed with the BPDA in November 2021. If you are interested in serving on the IAG for this project, please reach out to Caitlin Coppinger at caitlin.coppinger@boston.gov.

 

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BPDA Approves Project of 29 Rental Units at 3409 Washington St.

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved a new development of 29 rental units at 3409 Washington St. The BPDA's board approved the project that will replace a surface parking lot used for storing towed cars during its monthly meeting on Thursday. The project is a four-story apartment building with 29 rental units and six of those would be income-restricted. The building would have rooftop solar panels, a dedicated bike room, ground floor parking for seven cars, and the ground floor will be a dedicated community space. The approved plan includes 14 studio units, eight one-bedroom units, and seven two-bedroom units, according to documents filed with the BPDA.

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Mixed-Use Centre Street 18 Rental Unit Development Approved By BPDA

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved a mixed-use 18-rental unit, 4 commercial unit development on Centre Street earlier in February

Back in 2017 a one-story building was razed at this location and it's been a slow construction process since then. There is currently a four-story shell of a building at the site. The new development will include approximately four income-restricted units, seven parking spots, one electric vehicle charging station, 18 interior bicycle storage spaces for residents, and eight exterior bicycle storage spaces for visitors. The BPDA cited community benefits of projects include the eight bicycle storage spaces along Centre Street for use by the public, and accessibility improvements to the nearby sidewalks and pedestrian pathways.

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Redevelopment of Hailey Apartments Would Add 435 Affordable/Upper Middle-Income Units to Public Housing Units

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.

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Brewery’s Landlord Sues to Stop Pine Street Inn Supportive Housing, Brewery Owners Have ‘Concerns’

The landlord of Turtle Swamp Brewery is suing to stop a supportive housing development that the city has allotted millions to help create. In November 2019, Mayor Marty Walsh celebrated the Boston Planning & Development Agency Board of Directors voting in support of the Pine Street Inn's and Community Builders project at 3368 Washington St. The new project will be the city's largest supportive housing development. In total there will be 202 income-restricted units in the five-story, mixed-use building. There will be 140 units designated as supportive housing for individuals served by Pine Street Inn, and another 62 units will be available for low- and moderate-income households.

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