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Twenty-three residential units proposed for East 5th Street in South Boston

Posted by Patrick Rosso  December 2, 2013 01:37 PM

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The location of the proposed project.


The developers behind a 23-unit residential project proposed for East 5th Street will before the South Boston community Tuesday night to pitch their plan.

A public meeting will be held at the Curley Community Center, located at 1163 Columbia Rd., from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting is part of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Article 80 Small Project Review process.

The approximately $7-million project, proposed by Aidan Gregory Feeney and Brenden Feeney of the Feeney Brothers Excavation Corporation, calls for the construction of two buildings at 815 East 5th St. for 23 units and 40 parking spaces, according to documents filed with the BRA.

The buildings will be separated by an open space area, with one building fronting on East 5th Street and one fronting on East 6th Street. The East 5th Street building, which will be three-stories, will house 12 of the units and the East 6th Street building, which will be four-stories, will house 11 of the units.

Eighteen of the units will be two-bedroom residences, four will be one-bedrooms, and one will be a studio.

Parking for the units will be located in a ground floor garage with the entrance on East 6th Street. Although the garage will be at ground level on East 6th Street because of a grade change it will be below-grade on East 5th Street.

Currently a single-story commercial brick building is located on the 17,500-square-foot parcel that fronts on both East 5th Street and East 6th Street.

In addition to the BRA’s approval, the project must receive the sign-off of the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals for a number of variances including excessive floor area ratio and excessive height.

For a copy of the project's Small Project Review application, click here.

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