BPDA Holds Meeting on Liverpool Development

Last Thursday at the East Boston Social Centers the Boston Planning and Development Agency held a public meeting on the proposed project at 152 Liverpool St.

Developer MG2’s proposed project consists of the re-development of a 6,074 square-foot commercial site at 152 Liverpool Street in the Central Square section of East Boston that is currently an auto repair shop.

The project will involve the construction of a new five-story, mixed-use building, containing 23 residential units, one commercial unit, and nine off-street parking spaces located in the building’s garage.  The garage will be entered and exited via Liverpool Street, which has access to Central Square and Meridian Street.

According to MG2’s attorney, Richard Lynds, the proposed project would create a residential  development combining market-rate and affordable housing opportunities in an ‘aesthetic appropriate’ in scale, massing and design to the Central Square area. The retail space, explained Lynds, could be used as a cafe or affordable office space.

“In planning the building, great care was given to respecting  the abutting properties  and ongoing projects, which share  boundaries with the site, as well as modifications made during the community outreach  process  with direct abutters and East Boston Main Streets–which have expressed support for the project,” said Lynds. “As a result, the proposed building has been designed and scaled to compliment other current and future potential developments around Central Square and the surrounding streets including Border and Meridian Streets and the proximity to public transportation.”

There was zero opposition to the project at last week’s meeting and BPDA Project Manager Raul Duverge said residents can still submit public comment letters at www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/152-liverpool-street#comment_Form until April 11.

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