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City OKs $15m building with 39 affordable apartments in Jackson Square

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  July 19, 2013 02:28 PM

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(Boston Redevelopment Authority)

The city’s redevelopment authority board voted unanimously this week to approve plans for a $15-million, 39-unit affordable rental housing development in Jackson Square.

The 46,858-square-foot building at 75 Amory Ave. will replace a vacant lot.

Built on a new roadway, the project is one of several planned as part of the 14-building, quarter-billion-dollar, mixed-used Jackson Square Redevelopment Initiative being constructed across about 11 acres of public and private land at a key crossroads between Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. The first phase of the massive effort broke ground last May.

Nearly three quarters of the building’s apartments will be two- or three-bedroom units, city officials said after the Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the plan Tuesday evening.

The project, led by the nonprofit Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, will also include a large common room, a property management office, recycling, bike parking, and a laundry room.

The project will aim to meet environmental standards for LEED Silver certification and will create between 10 and 15 permanent jobs, officials said.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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