OHNC Gives Approval to Smaller Breed Street Project

By John Lynds

Attorney Richard Lynds pitches his client's plans to build six units on Breed Street. The plan was approved last week by the OHNC 20 - 12.

Attorney Richard Lynds pitches his client’s plans to build six units on Breed Street. The plan was approved last week by the OHNC 20 – 12.

Attorney Richard Lynds representing the owners for the proposed development on Breed Street in Orient Heights presented a scaled down version of the original proposal at last week’s Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting. OHNC members ultimately supported the project by a 20-12 vote.

The plan calls for the demolition of a dilapidated garage at 51 Breed St., currently zoned as a social club, and replaces the structure with three units on Breed Street and additional three units behind the Garage on Gladstone Street, which runs parallel with Breed.

The original plan at previous OHNC meetings called for eight units with only three parking spaces. The revised plan calls for a mix of six, one-and-two-bedroom units, with six parking spaces.  All units will be market rate condo units.

The project needs zoning relief for side yard, rear yard, height, floor area ratio, open space, parking and use and is scheduled to be on the Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) agenda sometime in January.

If the project receives ZBA approval it will still be subjected to Boston Planning and Development Agency Design Review.

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