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West 2nd Street project in South Boston moves forward

Posted by Patrick Rosso  December 20, 2013 06:00 PM

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A rendering of the proposed project.


A controversial West 2nd Street project in South Boston has been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority and is expected to break ground in the spring of 2014.

The project at 340 West 2nd St., however, must still be approved by the cityís Zoning Board of Appeals. A hearing has been set for Feb. 11.

Proposed by Shamus Holdings LLC, plans call for the construction of a four-story building for 29 residential units, 1,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, and 43 resident parking spaces in an at-grade garage.

Of the 29 units, 18 will be one-bedroom residences and 11 will be two-bedroom residences.

The project, estimated to cost close to $12-million, has faced opposition from neighbors. At a September meeting for the project, residents criticized it for being too dense and located too close to the existing building at 350 West 2nd St. The new building would be built on an approximately 13,100-square-foot vacant lot.

To read more about the projectís September meeting, click here.

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