JPNA Votes in Favor of Small Project

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted on just one small project at its November meeting earlier this month.

JPNA members voted 24 to 1 in favor of developer Claudia Sierra’s plan to extend the living space of one of the apartments into the basement and add a roof deck at 51 Jeffries Street.

“We understand that the basement was previously used as an illegal basement apartment,” said Sierra. “We are remodelling the 1st floor and basement to be a single unit. There will only be a bedroom/multi-function room in the basement and a bathroom. There will also be a small mechanical room in the basement.”

According to the plans filed with the JPNA and city, all utilities at the address are being replaced and Sierra is working with Eversource and National Grid to upgrade utilities. She also plans to fully sprinkle the building.

“The second and third floor units are being remodelled,” she said. “Each floor will be an open unit with a glass partition, configured as a nominal 1-bedroom unit.”

A new roof deck is proposed, but there will be no head-house. The roof deck will be exclusive to the 3rd floor unit and all access will be via the fire-escape stairs.

Sierra said the plan is to sell the remodeled units as condos and the building will remain a three unit building.

The only variances Sierra is seeking is for the proposed roof deck.

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