Doyle’s Cafe Project Approved By BPDA; New Restaurant, Housing, Commercial Space Coming

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved a project that will encompass the shell of the historical Doyle's Cafe building. The BPDA tweeted about it yesterday. The proposed project includes a renovation of the old Doyle's building, and a roof deck would be added. The interior could fit 100 people (post-COVID), and 100 more on the deck, which elevators would be added to make it ADA compliant. Lee Goodman of WaterMark Development has said that there would be murals in the same style of the ones that adorned the walls of the original Doyle's.

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Update Meeting: Doyle’s Cafe Project on Sept. 23

There will be a virtual public meeting about the proposed project on the site of the shuttered Doyle's Cafe on Sept. 23. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is hosting the meeting about the project located at 3478-3484 Washington St. The purpose of this meeting is to continue discussing the project. There will be a presentation followed by a Q&A and comments from the public.

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Burnett Street Garden and Park Now Open on Once Polluted Site

A ribbon cutting was recently held for the Burnett Street Garden and Park, which was funded as part of a community benefits agreement with a developer. The park area includes a walking path with benches, picnic tables, a shaded structure, along with shrubbery, trees, and green space. The community garden has 28 raised beds, including four ADA raised beds, with a water supply and stone dust paths. In total, the park has 11,600 sq. ft.

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Coming Soon: Development Meetings for Mildred Hailey, 3193 & 3390 Washington St

Three upcoming March public meetings will discuss a trio of ongoing development projects. There will be a virtual impact advisory group meeting meeting of phase one of the redevelopment of the Mildred Hailey Apartments on March 8 from 6 to 8 pm. Phase I of the redevelopment includes 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. This meeting will follow up two previous meetings (Oct. 22 and Nov.

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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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