The Boston Planning & Development Agency board has approved proposed changes to the Goddard House project on South Huntington Avenue, which will be reduced in size due to financial constraints, according to the developer. The project had been approved by the BPDA for 165,000 sq. ft., while the new plan shrinks the size to 150,000 sq. ft. The number of units also decreased from 167 to 149.
The board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the renovation and expansion of the Goddard House in Jamaica Plain last week. Eden Properties, LLC and Samuels & Associates, Inc. have proposed renovating and expanding the existing Goddard House, and construction of a new residential building. The Goddard House is at 201 South Huntington Ave., and is a former nursing home built in 1926-1927, which closed in 2012. The entire project is on a two-acre site. Read more here about the Goddard House and other Jamaica Plain developments.
Here's a new NIMBY trend: one developer doesn't like the development of another developer right next door. Curtis Kemeny, CEO and president of Boston Residential Group, which just completed Olmsted Place Apartments at 161 South Huntington Ave., wrote and hand-delivered a letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Dec. 7 "strongly object[ing]" to the proposed plan for redevelopment of adjacent Goddard House; adding that "significant further discussion is required before it should be allowed to proceed." A BRA spokesperson said the matter was a "simple misunderstanding." Goddard House was a nursing home that closed in 2012.