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.
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.
Hello neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for Monday, Sept. 22. Coyote Sightings: Of course you already know JP is home to coyotes. But on Friday, a resident reported one lounging on an Arborway porch, according to Universal Hub.
Each weekday we post a random image from around the neighborhood. Today we meet Percy the Pug, captured here hanging out at the Minton Stables Community Garden. For more from the photographer, Matt, follow him on Instagram. [selfie]
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[Editor's note: In the original posting, the name of the community garden was given incorrectly.]