632-638 Centre St. (left) is next to Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Monday, March 9, 2015.

What Future Do You See for Centre/South?

JP Centre/South Main Streets and the Jamaica Pond Association are hosting a series of meetings to discuss what vision the community has for land use along the corridor. How many stories should most buildings be on the stretch from Eliot to Pond? These issues will be front and center at a community meeting on Monday, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. On Thursday, the JP Centre/South Main Streets Spring Business Breakfast will tackle the same concerns. Here's how organizers describe Thursday's meeting:

"Do you own, manage, or work at a business in the JP Centre/South Main Streets district?

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632-638 Centre St., Monday, March 9, 2015.

Four-Story Mixed Use Building Floated for 632-638 Centre St.

UPDATE: The developer is withdrawing his current plans. ~~~~~

A major change to central JP that would bring rare residential units to the Centre/South business district has started its way through the city's bureaucracy. The plan would raze the one-story building 632-638 Centre St. and transform the plot into a four-story mixed use development. The building's owner, CBG Realty LLC, is scheduled to argue for variances from zoning rules on Tuesday at City Hall.

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Dozens of protesters gathered at the Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 meeting of the zoning committee of the JP Neighborhood Council at Farnsworth House.

Neighborhood Group Rejects City Realty Project in Forest Hills

After hearing horror stories from City Realty tenants, a JP advisory board unanimously denied approval to a project the company aims to build at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. The Brighton-based real estate company would like to tear down a former martial arts studio and put a three-story mixed-use building in its place. Negotiations with Forest Hills neighbors had made progress, according to the Gazette. But that was before City Realty began facing significant push-back on two separate properties across the neighborhood in Egleston Square. There, the owners of seven local businesses have been given eviction notices.

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Poster for "Canadian Bacon" sandwich to be offered Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 by Blue Frog Baker at First Thursday Artwalk

‘Canadian Bacon’ Pop-up Among First Thursday Art Walk Highlights

Good morning, JP and welcome to your first workday of September. Here's your Morning Memo for all things Jamaica Plain for Tuesday, Sept. 2. Centre/South Main Streets First Thursday Artwalk Preview: Looking forward to Thursday, it's another First Thursday Artwalk along the Centre/South corridor. Dozens of artists and musicians will be hosted at the neighborhood's businesses from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that day.

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