BPDA Hosts Community Meeting on 101 Condor St.

On Monday at the East Boston Social Centers, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a community meeting as part of the agency’s Small Project Review process for the development project at 101 Condor St.

The proposed project consists of the redevelopment of a 8,650 square-foot commercial site situated at 101 Condor Street at the corner of Condor and Brooks streets. The site was once used by Corner Stalk Farms. Corner Stalk plans to move to the Chelsea Creek side of Condor because the company, that grows fresh produce in converted industrial shipping containers, outgrew its current location.

The developer plans to construct a new four-story building containing 18 residential units and 18 off-street parking spaces located in the building’s below-grade garage. The garage will be entered and exited from Condor Street, which has access to Meridian Street.

According to the developer’s attorney, Richard Lynds, the project would create a residential development combining market-rate and affordable housing opportunities

The four-story building will have roof decks and a more modern facade with wood accents to match the somewhat industrial look of the building across the street along the Chelsea Creek.

Recently the Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) voted 23 to 9 in support of the project at 101 Condor St.

“In planning the building, great care was given to respecting the proximity and nature of abutting  properties, which share boundaries with the site, as well as modifications made during the  community outreach process to create appropriate setbacks from neighboring properties and to  ensure that the height is consistent with the surrounding built environment,” said Lynds. “As a result, the proposed building has been designed and scaled to compliment the surrounding neighborhood and streets including Condor and Brooks streets, the area’s ongoing multi-family residential  developments, the surrounding commercial and retail uses, and the proximity to public transportation.”

Lynds added that the creation of eighteen new residential units will include up to two affordable units under the City of Boston Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP).

If the project receives BPDA approval next month the developer will look for zoning relief from the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals.

Lynds said variances needed will include Use, Rear Yard, Floor Area Ratio, Height and Parking.

If his client receives all his permits, Lynds said construction on the project should begin in the summer.

The BPDA’s Michael Sinatra said the Public Comment Period for the project is still open and will close on Jan. 25, 2019.

Comments can be sent to www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/101-condor-street#comment_Form.

New England Auto Show is this weekend

The annual New England Auto Show comes to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, this weekend.

The show hours are:

Thursday, Jan. 17, 4 – 10 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 18, 12:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

The box office closes one hour prior to the end of the show each day.

Admission prices are:

Adults —  $15

Children (6-12) — $6

Children under 6 are free

Tickets requiring identification must be purchased on-site.

Each ticket purchased online is good for one day only.

Ticket purchases are nonrefundable. The show accepts Visa, Master Card and American Express. There is an ATM located in the lobby of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. $1 of every ticket sold is given to the South Boston Community Development Foundation.

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