The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted 10 to 7 to approve the project at 202 Maverick Street. The project will now go to the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals for approval and will be subjected to Boston Redevelopment Authority Article 80 review due to the size and scope of the project.
The developer of the project plans to knock down the existing structure at 202 Maverick that once housed Zumix before the music program moved to their Sumner Street location. Prior to Zumix the Maverick St. building was a neighborhood bar. The developer will also knock down an existing three-family dwelling and garage next door on Frankfort Street and construct an attractive 23 unit brick building that incorporates the architectural details on both Maverick and Frankfort Streets.
The project will be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom units, a penthouse unit that is set back 20 feet from the roofline, a green roof and underground parking for up to 20 vehicles.
The height of the building will be 37 ft. and is similar to a number of buildings on both Maverick and Frankfort Streets that sit at the height.
The project will also increase the buffer from the properties next door from 3 feet to 8 feet and access to the underground parking will use McKay Place off of Maverick Street. There was some concern that McKay Place was a private way and would not be able to be used to access the underground parking but the developer’s attorney, Richard Lynds, found that McKay Place is indeed a public way and open to vehicular traffic.
Like most large developments there were again concerns over parking and congestion and whether or not it would cause a negative impact on t
he surrounding community. Lynds said that the size of the units and its close proximity to public transportation may make it an ideal fit for someone looking to move to East Boston who does not own a car.
The project was also presented to the Gove Street Residents Association last month.
An architectural drawing of the project at 202 Maverick St. shown at a recent Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting. The JPNA approved the project 10 to 7 at the meeting.