Wednesday, May 1, 2013
It’s been two years since developers have continued with plans to build a mixed-use complex at the site of the old Flanagan & Seaton used auto dealership.
In late 2011, developers pulled back a deal to develop a seemingly unused parcel of land off of Washington and McBride streets. On Wednesday night, they told the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood council why: The soil underneath the property is severely contaminated. David Fulton, chief operating officer for SSG Development, the commercial developer for the property, said tests revealed solvents such as industrial cleaners, paint thinners and other chemicals were “literally dumped right into the ground.” The highest concentration of contaminants is located between McBride and Burnett streets near the Southwest Corridor Park bike path, Fulton said. David Goldman, principal at New Boston Ventures, the residential developer for the property, said …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
There’s Canto 6 and the local police station, but a huge space is vacant in this high foot-traffic area of Jamaica Plain.
There is a large vacant space at the southwest corner of Green and Washington streets in Egleston Square. There are a few vacancies in this section of Jamaica Plain, but none as large and versastile as this one. With the E-13 Police Station and the popular Canto 6 café at this intersection and a lot of foot traffic in the area, what business would you like to see pop up at this location? Leave your opinion in the comments.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Developers outline a bigger project for Flanagan & Seaton site.
An updated plan for development of the 3521-3529 Washington St. project — which includes 12 more residential units — was made public recently, according to a notice from the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The new plan details were outlined in an Expanded Project Notification Form prepared by Epsilon Associates, Inc., an engineering and environmental consulting firm. The purpose of the notification is to initiate review of the modified project under Article 80B of the Boston Zoning Code, the Large Project Review. The initial plan included 30 residential condominiums, while the revised plan has 42 homebuyer residences, six of which would be affordable. Another change is the increased height of the proposed storage facility, originally two …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Home to the Arborway Yards, the Casey Overpass, and many car-related businesses, there's hope at the end of the tunnel for a desolate section of Washington Street.
“JP has a lot of great walkable places. Washington Street isn’t one of them,” said Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) member Bill Reyelt in his opening remarks at Saturday’s "Livable Community Workshop.” The meeting, sponsored by SNA and the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), examined the pedestrian- and bicycle-friendliness of the blighted stretch of Washington Street from Green Street to the Casey Overpass, and the contributing design elements. Held at Doyle’s Café, the event began with a presentation by MPO staff member Cathy Buckley. Besides providing examples of good planning and model streetscapes, Buckley stressed that poorly designed streets also contribute to safety and health problems such as accidents, …