BPDA Board Approves Seven Development Projects

Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved seven development projects at the September board meeting. The projects will generate 181 residential units with 30 affordable units, and represent an estimated $51.5 million in investments and 221,600sf of space..

The approvals included:

. Notice of Project Change (NPC) for the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter will result in three additional stories totaling approximately 29,300gsf.

. 54 Pleasant Street –  The  22,530sf project proposes a three-story residential building with 17 condominium units and two Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) units. In addition, there will be 20 on-site garage parking spaces. Bicycle storage and a trash/recycling room will be located within the building.

. 1199-1203 Blue Hill Ave. includes 21 homeownership units and three affordable housing units with $12 million in investments. The proposed project will include a new four-story building, 3,000sf of retail space, 2,800sf of restaurant space, 22 underground garage parking spaces and covered storage for 25 bicycles within the underground parking garage.

. The New England Heritage Homes (NEHH) is an affordable homeownership project consisting of 16 mixed-income units on an existing group of seven parcels of land. This 26,763sf project  will create new affordable opportunities for moderate income homebuyers in the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (CSNDC) service area.

. Roxbury’s 13 Shetland Street approval will generate 57 rental units;, 50 market rate, seven affordable units, seven units with accessibility design features. It includes $11 million in investments, $46,000 in capital improvements The 49,693sf project will bring a four-story, residential development to Roxbury.

. 33-39 Ward Street will bring 14 condominium units to South Boston with $6 million in investments. The 20,795sf building will contain 14 condominium units, with 12 market rate units and two IDP units. In addition, there will be 15 on-site garage parking spaces with vehicular access via Preble Street.