BPDA Approves the Maverick Street Project

Last week, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved an East Boston project located on Maverick Street at the BPDA’s May board meeting.

Last year, MG2 proposed to convert the 12,400 sq. ft. lot at 279 Maverick St. and a portion of the parcel at 273 Maverick St. into a five-story, 32 unit residential development. In addition, there will be 1,797 sq. ft. of retail space as part of the project.

An artist rendering of the proposed building on Maverick Street that received BPDA approval last week.

The residential units include a mix of three studio, 17 one bedroom, 9 two bedroom and 3 three bedroom units.

“Located in East Boston, this project will build a new five-story building containing 32 rental units, five of which will be income-restricted (affordable),” wrote the BPDA board in its approval. “The project will also make streetscape improvements to blend the new development with the newly constructed building at 287 Maverick Street. Residents will be able to take advantage of a landscaped patio with a bicycle repair station.”

According to the BPDA, MG2 will contribute $9,465 to the City’s bikeshare program, improve the pedestrian experience on Maverick Street by adding new street trees, widening the sidewalk, and creating a direct connection to the Tomahawk Drive shared-use path, which connects the neighborhood to transit and community parks.

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