boston redevelopment authority

Washington Village Set to Transform South Boston

Washington Village

A transformative project has been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority to transform a five-acre area of South Boston.

Washington Village has been in the works for over a year and will bring over 650 housing units and 99,000 SF of retail space to the area.

The developers, DJ Properties LLC, have proposed a project that spans eight buildings bounded by Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue.

The huge new development is hoping to transform the area, with convenient Red Line access at Andrew Station and by offering a community for residents. The project is among the largest residential developments recently approved by the BRA.

Washington Village

While there will be rental and ownership options within the residential units, there will be more for sale than for rent. There will be options ranging from studios to three-bedroom units available within the development.

The eight buildings will range from three stories to 21 stories and construction will be carried out across three phases.

Along with the residential and retail space will be 42,500 SF of new open space, including pedestrian plazas and landscaped areas and a new roadway network hoping to compliment the surrounding neighborhood.

Within the retail development there is expected to be a grocery store, a pharmacy, restaurants and cafes.

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150 Seaport Boulevard Approved by the BRA

150 Seaport Boulevard

150 Seaport Boulevard, the massive new residential and retail development, has been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Although the project can still face issues with an influential environmental group and needs state approvals, this was the first step for this waterfront tower becoming a reality.

The proposal includes a 22-story glass tower, transforming what is currently two waterfront bars.

The building would house 124 condo units and if all goes to plan the developers aim to begin construction next year.

The main backlash the project is facing is from the Conservation Law Foundation, which is worried that the development will take up too much of the Seaport’s waterfront space.

Along with the project, developers will also help finance civic assets throughout South Boston, including: Martin Richard Park at Children’s Wharf, building a new space for the Fort Point Arts Community and paying for a new stretch of the Harborwalk between Pier 4 and the World Trade Center.

150 Seaport Boulevard would overlook the harbor and work to protect and enhance the area around it.

The development would also include retail space, commercial space and parking spots.

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Jamaica Plain Residential Development Mapped

Jamaica Plain, often referred to as simply ‘JP’ by locals, is experiencing a significant residential development boom. The popular neighborhood just a few miles from Downtown Boston has several new mixed-use residential developments in the works – some projects are still in the planning phase while many are already approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

We’ve mapped out a few of the new developments in Jamaica Plain, some of which will be ready for move-in this summer. If you’re looking to live on Washington Street you’ll have a wide selection of new homes!

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Jamaica Plain residential map

Parcel U

Parcel U is made up of townhouse condos and affordable rental units. The 5 story mid-rise mixed use building is currently under review by the BRA.

 

The Commons at Forest Hills

 

 

 

The Commons at Forest Hills has 283 residential units and ground floor retail space. The redevelopment of the site is currently under construction and expected to be completed before the end of 2016.

 

Washington Street

 

3521-3529 Washington Street is a multi-use building that has been approved by the BRA. It will be a 4-story self storage facility and multi-family housing unit.

 

Washington Street 2

 

3383-3389 Washington Street has 21 residential units and ground floor retail space. The building will include a fitness center and is currently under construction.

Barlett Square

 

 

Barlett Square II is a mixture of residential, retail and office space. The four story building will have 15 residential units ranging from one to three bedroom apartments. The building has been approved by the BRA.

 

Washington Street 3

 

3353 Washington Street is currently under review by the BRA. The mixed-use building would have 44 rental units and ground floor retail space.

 

Washington Street 4

 

 

3193 Washington Street is only in the initial stages, but the proposal includes 49 condos and on-site parking.

 

Washington Street 5

 

3200 Washington Street will be two apartment buildings and three townhouses. The development has been approved and will include 76 residential units.

 

 

 

Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority

Controversial West Roxbury Development Approved

64 Allandale West Roxbury

A 20-unit housing development proposed for West Roxbury, on the borders of Jamaica Plain and Brookline, has been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

The townhomes will be located at 64 Allandale and the proposal explains how it will be Boston’s first entirely net-zero and LEED platinum neighborhood. Not only will the development be extremely environmentally friendly, but it will aim to create all of the energy it requires.

The proposal has not come without controversy, for fears of the potential impact the development will have on the urban wild within Allandale Woods. In order to help ease these concerns, the developer WonderGroup also plans to donate $50,000 to the city to benefit Allandale Woods when the project begins.

Allandale West Roxbury

Credit: Curbed.com

Creating the development involves constructing 16 new townhouses built in five separate clusters and utilizing one single-family home which already exists at the location to be converted into four units.

64 Allandale will be designed by Boston Merge Architects. Each townhouse will be three bedrooms and at least three stories high, with wood siding that allows them to blend into the surrounding sloping terrain.

Construction on the West Roxbury development is expected to take 18 to 24 months and listings are estimated to start around $700,000.

Winthrop Square Garage is Ready for Redevelopment

Winthrop Square Garage

Photo Credit: Google Street Map

According to The Boston Globe, The Boston Redevelopment Authority has put out a formal request for proposals for redeveloping the Winthrop Square Garage located in the Financial District. Eight development teams have already submitted proposals, including Millennium Partners, the team responsible for the Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing, Boston’s 690-foot luxury condominium. The Fallon Co., the team behind developments in the Seaport such as Twenty Two Liberty, a 118-unit luxury residential tower in Fan Pier, has also submitted a proposal. Their proposal for the Winthrop Square Garage includes two buildings composed of 32 floors of apartments and 18 condominiums. Accordia Partners pitched a 750-foot building containing 140 condominiums, a public gallery, retail and hotel.

These proposals could change as revised plans are submitted and new ones filter in in the next six weeks. For a preview of the eight pitches already submitted visit Curbed.

While proposals range from a public plaza to sky-high developments, what do you think will tower above the rest?