Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) board recently approved five new development projects that will create 58 residential units. A minimum of 15 units will be designated income-restricted. The approved new development projects represent 668,978sf and will support 461 construction jobs and 479 direct jobs.
The approval of the Institutional Master Plan for Faulkner Hospital allows the hospital’s addition and campus improvements to move forward, including the inpatient addition consisting of approximately 98,000sf with 78 new inpatient beds, added parking, significant transit improvements and new bicycle facilities along Centre Street.
The project at 80-110 West Broadway will convert the ground floor of the existing 4-story building into a smaller restaurant/cafe space, while preserving the outer facade of the building. The remainder of the site will be redeveloped with a new 5-story mixed-use building. The new building totals 87,000sf. The entire site comprises 12 adjacent parcels and is made up of 21,700sf.
Located in the Bay Village neighborhood, 25 Isabella Street will revitalize the vacant Our Lady of Victories Church to turn it into a multi-family homeownership development that will include 18 residential units, two of which will be income-restricted, 21 garaged parking spots, a bike room, and improvements to the surrounding sidewalks, landscaping, and open space. The overall building totals 39,785sf.
The 4198-4206 Washington Street project would create a new 5-story mixed-use building, including 31 residential units, as well as retail space and space for a community theater. At least 13 of the 31 units will be income-restricted.
Located in Charlestown’s Thompson Square, 1-2 Thompson Square will demolish the one-story addition on the west side of the Charlestown Savings Bank building and construct an approximately 23,826sf, five story, “L” shaped addition to the existing building that will include residential ownership units.