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Plan for Carpenter Street condos approved by city's zoning board

Posted by Patrick Rosso  October 24, 2012 12:44 PM

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The location of the proposed project on Carpenter Street.


A condominium development on Carpenter Street in South Boston is one step closer to breaking ground after the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals approved the project.

The project, located at 8-12 Carpenter St., would include a three-story, 33-foot building to house six-units -- four two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom units.

A six-car parking lot would also be constructed adjacent to the building and a space would be deeded to each unit.

Tim Johnson, the project’s architect, recently met with the Andrew Square Civic Association to present the project, to read about it click here.

Two recessed roof decks will also be constructed for the top floor units and rear decks will be added.

The project, which is being developed by Malcolm Barber, received support Tuesday from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, the office of District 2 City Councilor Bill Linehan, the offices’ of at-large City Councilors John Connolly, Felix Arroyo, Ayanna Pressley, and the office of state Senator Jack Hart.

One neighbor that said he lived next to the project voiced opposition to the development Tuesday.

“I’m concerned about the traffic impact in the entire area,” said Chung Chin.

616 East Fourth St.

A condominium project at the former Gate of Heaven Gymnasium on East Fourth Street was also approved by the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday morning.

The 10,474-square-foot project, located at 616 East Fourth St., will redevelop the structure and convert it into a 24-unit condo building with parking for 21 vehicles. Three of the units will be deemed affordable.

Tuesday’s approval was one of the last needed by the $6 million project being developed by the Cronin Group, it was recently approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Board.

Little change will be made to the exterior of the building during renovations, excluding the construction of dormers along the roof of the brick structure and the planting of trees, according to documents filed with the BRA.

The project received support Tuesday from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, the office of District 2 City Councilor Bill Linehan, the offices’ of at-large City Councilors John Connolly, Felix Arroyo, Ayanna Pressley, and the Electricians Local 103.

One resident did voice opposition to the project, citing concerns about the amount of units coming into the neighborhood.

“This is too dense of a project [for the area],” said Rich Evans, a member of the Gate of Heaven Neighborhood Association.

The office of Senator Jack Hart did not support or oppose the project, but echoed neighbors’ concerns about density in the neighborhood.


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A rendering of the building at 616 East Fourth St.

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