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Nine new residential units will be popping up on L Street in South Boston after the Zoning Board of Appeals approved the project Tuesday morning.
Located at 49 L St. and being developed by Enda Madigan, the project will raze the current commercial structure that exists on the 3,904-square-foot property.
In its place a five-story building will be constructed to house eight of the project’s two-bedroom condominium units. The project also includes private roof decks that will only be accessible to the top-floor units, according to George Morancy, who represented the developer before the ZBA. The project will also include rear decks for the units.
The ground-floor of the building will house nine vehicles within an at-grade garage.
A single-family, three-bedroom townhouse will also be built, as part of the project, next to the eight-unit building.
Morancy said the developer submitted a petition to the board with 25 signatures in support and that after two community meetings neighbors preferred this project over the current commercial use.
Madigan estimated that the project could begin as soon as May/June and that construction is expected take 13-14 months.
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services along with the offices’ of at-large City Councilors Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, and Stephen Murphy voiced support for the project. The offices’ of South Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan and Senator Jack Hart also voiced support for the project. Jim Kelly, who identified himself as an “abutter,” also voiced support for the project.