Neighborhood Council Gives Firm ‘No’ to 3200 Washington St.

The full Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council on Tuesday voted 11-3 with one abstention to recommend that the city "deny all variances required" to the developers of 3200 Washington St. City boards, in this case the Zoning Board of Appeals, have the final say and can go against Neighborhood Council recommendations. However, that is rare. The proposed development has sparked intense discussion about what the mixed-use project. The $23 million housing development would bring 76 residential units in two five-six story buildings, plus retail on the ground floor, to a three-quarter acre corner lot now occupied by a plumbing warehouse, auto repair shop and parking garages.

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T Service, Including Orange Line, Reduced Monday

Neighbors, here's your Morning Memo for all things Jamaica Plain for Monday, Feb. 9. T Service Reduced: The MBTA will run on Monday, but less often. There will be a midday schedule all day, meaning they're promising fewer trains. For instance, the Orange Line, which on paper has a new car every six minutes during rush hour, is scheduled to have just one car every 10 minutes for Monday's rush hours.

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