Residential projects in Mattapan, East Boston, South Boston and Fenway move forward
Jan 17, 2019
90 income-restricted units approved, including fully affordable senior housing development in East Boston
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved residential development projects in Mattapan, East Boston, South Boston and Fenway at their January meeting. In total, the projects will create 559 residential units, including 90 income-restricted units.
The projects moving forward make progress towards Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s goal of increasing affordable housing to support a strong middle-class. Mayor Walsh has updated the City’s housing targets to support the creation of new affordable housing, increase access to homeownership opportunities, and prevent displacement of residents.
Grace Apartments in East Boston to create 42 affordable housing units for seniors
Live: 42 income-restricted senior units, renovation of 17 existing income-restricted residential units
Work: 96 construction jobs
Connect: Adjacent to Maverick Square MBTA station
Size: 38,250 square feet
Developed by the East Boston Community Development Organization (EBCDC), Grace Apartments will be a new 42 unit residential building serving low-income seniors located on 187 Sumner Street. The project will also renovate 17 income-restricted units on the site’s existing building.
The new building will be seven stories tall and 39,067 square feet. The 3,798 square foot first floor will consist of a community room, kitchen, lobby, mail room, office, and mechanical space. The second through seventh floors will have seven units per floor, for a total of 42 units. There will be no changes to the footprint of the existing building. The tenants in the existing building will be given the option to move to a new unit upon completion of the first phase of the project.
775 Morton Street to create 27 transit-oriented residential units in Mattapan
Live: 27 residential units, 4 income-restricted
Work: 50 construction jobs, retail jobs
Connect: 1,500 square feet of retail space
Size: 39,004 square feet
775 Morton Street, located on the corner of Morton Street and Wildwood Street in Mattapan, will consist of 27 residential rental units, including four income-restricted units. The project will include two ground floor retail opportunities. The transit-oriented project is located in proximity to the recently renovated Morton Street Commuter Rail Station. The developer will contribute $10,000 to the City of Boston's Parks and Recreation Department.
60 Kilmarnock to bring 435 residential units to Fenway, support affordable housing with $6M contribution and 37 on-site income-restricted units
Live: 435 residential units, 37 on-site income-restricted units, $6M to support affordable housing
Work: 500 construction jobs, retail and building management jobs once complete
Connect: Creates new space for K Street Clubhouse
Size: 443,912 square feet
The approved project, covering 60, 67-75, 70-80 Kilmarnock Street and 59-75 Queensberry Street, will include 435 residential units in two buildings, totaling 420,800 square feet, along with ground floor retail space facing Kilmarnock Street, and landscaped areas and other amenities and services for residents. Thirty-seven of the units will be income-restricted, and the project will contribute six million dollars to the Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) fund. The project will include 250 below-grade and surface parking spaces.
The site is well-served by public transportation, and is within approximately a half mile of several MBTA Green Line Stations including Kenmore, Fenway, and Longwood, as well as the Yawkey Commuter Rail Station, and is located on the 55 MBTA bus route.
The site is currently home to K Street Clubhouse, a meeting place for people in recovery from various addictions, focusing on LGBTQ communities. During the construction period, K Street will be provided with a temporary space, and will offered a long-term lease upon completion of the project.
In addition to various transportation and public realm improvements, the project will support the following local organizations:
Friends of Ramler Park, $100,000
Operation P.E.A.C.E, $20,000
Fenway Community Center, $10,000
21–35 West Second Street to create 55 residential units, including 7 income-restricted, near Broadway T Station
Live: 55 residential units, including seven income-restricted units
Work: 2,600 square feet of ground floor retail
Connect: Two building-managed car share
Size: 49,928 square feet
21-35 West Second Street will construct a new six-story building with 55 residential rental units, approximately 2,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and two on-site parking spaces for car share services. Seven of the residential units will be income-restricted. The project is located in proximity to the Broadway MBTA Station, which provides residents with access to the 9, 11, and 47 bus routes as well as the Red Line. Residents of the building will be ineligible for Resident Permit Parking.
The project will include 1,600 square feet of additional outdoor seating, public space, street lighting, and associated streetscape improvements, and will add sidewalks around the perimeter of the site. The developer will contribute $15,000 for the study, design and implementation of on-street parking improvements.