BPDA Approves 3 Development Projects & 1 Revision at July Board MeetingJuly 27, 2017 - By The Real Reporter
BOSTON—The Boston Planning & Development Agency’s (BPDA) Board of Directors approved three new development projects and one Notice of Project change at the July Board Meeting. These projects (listed below) in combination represent a total of $105 million in investments.
In addition to these projects, the board also approved the expenditure of the Harvard Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund (HAPRFF) to seven non-profit organizations. The HAPRFF was originally created as part of a package of public benefits approved in 2013 when Harvard University committed to providing $5,350,000 to projects designed to enhance the Allston neighborhood. The seven non-profits receiving funding from the HAPRFF are Allston Village Main Streets, Artists for Humanity, Brain Arts Organization, Charles River Watershed Association, Gardner Pilot Academy, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and Ringer Park Crime Watch.
The following residential projects have been approved by the BPDA:
The approval of 10-16 Everett Street will bring 19 condos to East Boston. The 22,544-sf, four-story building will contain a mixture of six one-bedroom units and 13 two-bedroom units. In addition, there will be 21 on-site/off-street garage parking spaces for residents. Of the 19 units, 17 are set to sell for market rate and two will serve as Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) units.
The new Pipefitters Association Local 537 Training and Office Facility will soon break ground. The four level, 70,000-sf facility will replace the existing one with training, educational, assembly, and office space. The site will also have two surface parking lots accommodating approximately 117 off-street vehicles. The “L” shaped project will stand at 65 feet tall and include a pedestrian through block connector.
East Boston’s 114 Orleans Street will soon be home to 23 condominium units. The new 29,385-sf, five-story residential building will contain a mixture of 11 one-bedroom units, 11 two-bedroom units, and one three-bedroom unit. 20 of the units will be sold at market rate, while three serve as IDP units. The project will also contain 25 onsite/off-street garage parking spaces at ground-level along with bicycle storage. In addition to providing a number of new residential spaces, the project will also benefit a variety of community organizations. A total of $47,650 has been allocated to the Salesian Boys and Girls Club, Hammer East Art Garage, Ciampa Public Garden, East Boston Museum and Historical Society, Piers Park Sailing Center, and the Samuel Adams Elementary School.
Notice of Project Change:
The plan for 99 Sumner Street was approved for revision. The project consists of a six story, 125,678-sf mixed-use building. The complex will house 119 homeownership units, a 7,200-sf public facility of shared workspace, 83 off-street vehicle parking spaces in a below-grade parking garage, and landscape improvements. There will also be 119 new bicycle storage spaces within the building and 28 on the exterior. Approximately 35,750-sf will be public open space, while residents will benefit from a private open air deck. The project also provides construction necessary to fill the missing link of the East Boston Harborwalk along the shoreline. The plans aim to connect the existing Carlton Wharf and future Clippership Wharf Harborwalk sections with LoPresti Park’s Harborwalk and other green space to the west.Rendering 10-16 Everett St Rendering 99 Sumner St