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.