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Community to meet Thursday about proposed Congress Street building

Posted by Patrick Rosso  December 3, 2013 02:29 PM

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A rendering of the proposed structure.


The developers behind an approximately 26,750-square-foot Congress Street residential and retail development in the Fort Point area will be in front of the community Thursday to discuss the project with residents.

A public meeting will be held at the Boston Fire Museum, located at 344 Congress St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting, which was originally scheduled for November 29, is being held as part of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Article 80 Small Project Review process.

The project by Redgate, a Boston-based real estate investment firm, calls for the construction of a six-story building at 338 Congress St. for nine residential units, a roof courtyard, and approximately 2,900-square-feet of retail/restaurant space, according to documents filed with the BRA

The property is currently used as a parking lot for approximately 17 vehicles.

The units, which will be located on the second through sixth floors, will all be three-bedroom residences. In addition to the units, space will be reserved for 10 parking spaces in an at-grade garage.

The building, which will be approximately 69-feet tall, is expected to conform with existing building heights in the area and will be designed in a way that, “maintains continuity and celebrates the district’s industrial past in a modern way through loft-like spaces, pedestrian engagement at the ground floor, outward expression of interior uses, and use of materials and color, which in combination contribute to the building’s timeless elegance,” according to project documents.

In addition to the BRA’s sign-off, the project must receive the OK from the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals for a number of zoning variances as well as the approval of the Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission.

For a copy of the project's Project Notification Form, click here.

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