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.