Border Street Project Clears Zoning Hurdle

November 26, 2018
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One month after a project on Border Street recieved Boston Planning and Development Agency Approval, the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has signed off on the project.

Last week, the ZBA approved the project by developer MG2 at 277 Border St. There was no opposition to the project at last week’s ZBA hearing.

MG2 plans to eliminate an existing auto-body shop to construct five story, mixed-use development with 18 units and parking for eight vehicles.

The project was supported recently by members of the Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) who worked for months on the project’s design, scale and mitigation to local non-profit organizations.

The building will feature 18 condominium units, made up of 16 market-rate units and two affordable units under Boston’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP). In addition, the building will also have one ground floor commercial unit. There will be eight off-street garage parking spaces located at-grade level. Bicycle storage and a trash/recycling room will be located within the ground-level of the building. The 18 condominium units will consist of a mix of four studio units, 11 one-bedroom units, two two-bedroom units, and one three-bedroom unit.

MG2 has committed $10,000 contributions to both the East Boston Social Centers and the East Boston Greenway.  The East Boston Social Centers contribution will be used to fund youth athletic and enrichment programs, while the East Boston Greenway contribution will be used to fund construction and improvements.

The building would be a modern design with large windows and a mix of metal and wood materials. According to the BPDA the project will create about 40 construction jobs.