At the BPDA’s January meeting, 5,864,669 square-feet 4,218 units of housing were given approval for development. Among them, the long-contested South Boston Power Plant redevelopment project was approved, with supporters including Congressman Stephen Lynch and Senator Nick Collins praising the project. Another approval from last night’s meeting includes the 3.3 million square foot redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Projects in Charlestown. Check out the details on the approved projects below.
Hilco Global won approval for the 1.68 million square foot, 15-acre mixed-use development of the South Boston Power Station. The BPDA’s approval came with praise for the project from MA Congressman Stephen Lynch and Senator Nick Collins. The project will feature 1,344 residential units, 860,000 square feet of office and R&D space, a 231-key hotel, and 80,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, in addition to 1,214 above-and-below-grade parking spaces.
BPDA approved an NPC for an approved residential development that will construct two new LEED Silver-certified buildings with 228 total residences. Building 2 will now include 55 condos – up from 48 – including 1 additional affordable unit with 55 parking spaces.
Approved plans call for a 245,000 square foot residential building containing approximately 250 residential units, comprising a mix of rental apartments and condominium units, together with approximately 160 parking spaces.
BPDA approved the proposed 6-story residential building that will feature 106 residential units plus a 62 car parking garage. The nearly 100,000 square-foot building will feature 885 SF of ground-floor retail and include 14 affordable units.
BPDA approved developer Heading Home’s proposal for a 23-unit permanent supportive housing on its property at 37 Wales Street in Dorchester. The project will serve formerly homeless families with incomes at or below 30% AMI by providing stable housing and on-site support services.
Approved by the BPDA, the project will be developed by a joint venture between New Atlantic Development LLC and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and consists of a 10,927 square foot site located near the intersection of Washington Street and Green Street in Jamaica Plain. Plans call for a five-story, 36,834 square foot building featuring 38 income and age-restricted units as well as an 800 SF restaurant.
Michaels Development received approval to build a 6-story, 206-unit residential building. The 179,435 SF development will include a parking garage containing approximately 130 off-street spaces and a surface parking area of approximately 6 off-street spaces.
The approved project consists of a 4-story residential building with 19 condo units and 19 off-street parking spaces. The new development would replace 2 existing single-story commercial structures on the site. Units in the project would range in size from 1 through 3 bedrooms.
The BPDA has officially approved the monumental 3.3 million square foot redevelopment of the existing 27.24-acre, 1,100-unit Bunker Hill public housing project into 2,699 mixed-income residential units with a neighborhood retail component. All 42 existing Bunker Hill housing buildings, dating to 1941, would be demolished and replaced with 16 new buildings consisting of apartment and duplex unit formats along with 2 parking garages and around 70,000 square feet of retail and community space.
The BPDA approved a land transfer agreement to sell 401 Park to Alexandria Development for a record $1.52 billion. The property was acquired by Samuels & Associates for $530M in 2011 and has undergone significant renovations in recent years. Work is also underway on the site for 201 Park for a new 510,000 square foot R&D project, expected to be complete in 2022.