BPDA Board Approves Seven Development Projects

Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency’s board of directors approved seven development projects recently. The projects represent a combined investment of over $75 million and will generate over 150 construction jobs.

  • An increase in units was approved for Westminster House project in Roxbury. The updated project will increase the number of residential rental units from 30 to 36.
  • Updates to the Fenway Center project were approved, which include approximately $600 million in construction and public benefits, consisting of housing and onsite affordable housing, as well as commercial and retail use to enliven the streetscape and neighborhoods.
  • South Boston’s 545 East Third Street project will move forward with creation of condos at a total cost of $5.5 million. The project will combine two parcels one block north of East Broadway to develop 18 condominium units, including 16 market-rate units and two inclusionary development policy units.
  • Board approval was given to bring mixed-use development to 482 West Broadway at a total cost of $8 million. This South Boston project proposes the consolidation of three lots on West Broadway, yielding a new lot with over 9,000sf of land, to create a five-story mixed-use building at 482 West Broadway.
  • Twelve residential units were approved for 171 Tremont St. in Boston at a total cost of $40 million.This project will include the construction of a 13-story building with 12 residential units, a welcoming lobby, and a public pocket park in the Mason Place pedestrian walkway.
  • Energy-efficient residential development was given an okay for West Roxbury’s 400 Belgrade Avenue at a total cost of $9 million.The proposed development will create an energy-efficient four story residential building, consisting of 18 residential rental units.
  • A proposed six-story residential building slated for Dorchester will be carried out at a total cost of $12.5 million. The project will include the construction of a six-story, mixed-use building with 40 residential rental units.