The site roughly bound by Washington Street, Fidelis Way, St Elizabeth Medical Center and Brighton High School is about eighteen acres. The site is defined by unique landscape features along Washington Street and hosts St. Gabriel's Monastery that is a Boston Landmark. The site is located in two zoning districts: Conservation Protection Subdistrict and Institutional Subdistrict, both which are governed by the regulations in Article 51, Allston-Brighton Neighborhood District. The Institutional Subdistrict portion of the site is the subject of these zoning discussions.
On December 6, 2016 Boston Planning & Development Agency (“BPDA”) held a first meeting to begin a dialogue pertaining to the zoning for the 139-149 and 159-201 Washington Street - the St Gabriel’s Monastery and Rectory site. This first meeting introduced the purpose, limits, and opportunities of zoning on the site. The presentation from the first zoning meeting can be found in the Document Center at the bottom of this page.
On March 28, 2017 BPDA held a second meeting to continue a dialogue about the zoning for the St Gabriel’s Monastery and Rectory site. The focus of the meeting was to present proposed zoning for the Institutional Subdistrict portion of the site. The BPDA staff also presented tools that would be available for development project review under proposed zoning. The presentation from the second zoning meeting can be found in the Document Center at the bottom of this page.