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Mayor Menino Announces Approved Projects in Brighton, Fenway, and Jamaica Plain

Jun 12, 2012

New Brighton Landing PDA Approved
Private Investment: $500M
Total square footage: 1.45M SF

New Brighton Landing Rendering
The BRA Board unanimously approved the Master Plan for Planned Development Area for New Brighton Landing, the first step in the process of approving the $500M development project.  Details can be found here.   YMCA Renovation and Addition Approved
Private investment: $23M
Total square footage:  62,390 SF
  The BRA Board unanimously approved a complete renovation and addition to the YMCA on 316 Huntington Avenue in the Fenway.  The YMCA is bordered by the New England Conservatory, Northeastern University, and St. Botolph Street. Half of the building’s interior will be renovated, and the other half will be demolished and replaced.  A handicapped accessible and family friendly aquatics center, gymnasium, and multiple handball/racquetball courts will replace an outdated pool and racquetball/handball courts.  The gross floor area will increase by only 700 feet.  The remaining 39,390 SF of the YMCA will be completely renovated so the facility meets modern code and accessibility standards.   Grant Approved to Ensure Affordable Rentals are Energy Efficient The BRA Board unanimously approved a $125,000 grant to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation for a high performance energy retrofit of 18 affordable rentals, significantly reducing the utility costs for its residents. These units in Jamaica Plain are eligible for assistance since completion of the required energy audits and cost effective construction plans.  Through other funding, furnaces, boilers, air sealing, and wall insulation will also be replaced.  The $1.96M rehabilitation project will also be supported by funds from the Low-Income Energy Affordability Network and the Commonwealth’s Department of Housing & Community Development.  

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