A view of the proposed 3521-3529 Washington St. project looking north along Washington (to the left) and east along McBride.

McBride Street Development Green Lit Over Neighborhood Council Objections

A mammoth project along the rapidly-changing Washington Street corridor won approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Thursday night. Neighbors had pushed for and gotten key changes to the design for 132 residential units with retail and a four-story self storage facility at Washington and McBride. The development at the former Flanagan & Seaton Motor Car Co. has been in the works since 2010, when it looked quite different from the proposal that passed the Redevelopment Authority's board on Thursday night. The city says the $80 million project will create 242 construction jobs.

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A view of the proposed 3521-3529 Washington St. project looking north along Washington (to the left) and east along McBride.

Neighbors Praise Big McBride Street Project, Push For More Affordable Units

A project for 132 residential units with retail and a four-story self storage facility at Washington and McBride took a step forward Monday. Neighbors have pushed for and gotten key changes to the design. The development at the former Flanagan & Seaton Motor Car Co. has been in the works since 2010, when it looked quite different from the proposal floated Monday to neighbors during a meeting at English High School. Instead of parking out front along Washington, the project now hides the parking in and under a central lot.

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