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City to discuss potential uses for Maxwell Property at Monday meeting

Posted by Patrick Rosso  September 26, 2013 11:26 AM

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The city of Boston is sponsoring a community meeting Monday to discuss the Maxwell Property, a city-owned site in Uphams Corner that was once eyed for a Public Works storage yard.

Located at 65 East Cottage St., adjacent to the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line, the sprawling industrial site is nearly three acres and was foreclosed on by the city in 2010.

After members of the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative raised concerns about the Public Works plan to convert the site into a storage yard for its lighting division, the city instead said it will look into selling the property to a developer.

Community members and those associated with the initiative have highlighted the property in the past as a potential site for transit oriented commercial and residential development.

A preliminary plan floated at a recent meeting of the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative's Uphams Corner Working Advisory Group envisioned converting the parcel into a residential and green industrial site for up to 101 residential units and 54,000-square-feet of light industrial use.

Currently the site is home to a number of deteriorating buildings and large warehouses.

At Monday’s meeting city planners and residents are expected to discuss potential uses for the site.

After several public meetings the Department of Neighborhood Development, which oversees the property, is expected to develop a Request for Proposals for the site. Eventually the RFP will be advertised and a developer for the site will be selected.

The meeting will be held Sept. 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Project Hope, located at 550 Dudley St.

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