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South Boston residents to get second look at 160-unit development proposal

Posted by Patrick Rosso  January 2, 2014 02:39 PM

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The location of the proposed project.


South Boston residents will get a second chance to meet with developers to discuss a 160-unit residential project proposed for 45 West 3rd St.

A meeting, sponsored by the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, is set for Tuesday, Jan. 7, starting at 6 p.m. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at 50 West Broadway.

Plans presented by Spaulding and Slye Investments at a meeting in December called for the construction of a building that could reach upwards of six stories on A Street.

Proposed for the 42,800-square-foot Cliflex Bellows site, which the developers have under an agreement to purchase, the building would be split up into four interconnected sections bound by A Street, West 3rd Street, Athens Street, and the South Boston Bypass Road.

Parking for the project would be in a semi-recessed garage, with the entrance on the corner of West 3rd Street and the South Boston Bypass Road bridge. Plans also called for .8 parking spaces per unit.

At the December meeting, neighbors raised concerns about the project’s height and its impact on the the adjacent and less dense St. Vincent’s neighborhood. Developers said they would take resident input and see what changes could be made.

The unit makeup, if the units would be condos or rentals, and the overall cost of the project were not revealed at December’s meeting.

Tuesday’s meeting is not part of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Article 80 review process, which includes a separate public comment period in addition to a public meeting. The developer has yet to file plans with the BRA, which will initiate the Article 80 process, according to a BRA spokesperson.

To read more about the December meeting, click here.

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