Units Pitched for Everett St at Gove St Assoc

By John Lynds

At Monday night’s Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) meeting Attorney Richard Lynds presented his client’s plans for constructing nine condo units with nine parking spaces at 18 Everett St.

The property, Lynds explained, consist of two 2,250 sq. ft. lots. One of the lots houses a single family structure that would be demolished. The two lots would be combined into one 4,500 sq. ft. lot where the four story, nine unit multifamily dwelling would be erected.

The ground floor of the proposed building would be used for parking while the second, third and fourth floors would consist of a mix of studio, one and two bedroom market rate condo units. The units, Lynds said, would range from 555 sq. ft. to 944 sq. ft.

Lynds’s client would have to seek zoning relief from the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals for lot size, rear years setback, height, floor area ratio, open space, parking and use.

Abutters to the property at Monday’s meeting said the proposed height of four stories or 40.5 ft. was too high and worried about the building casting shadows on adjacent properties. Neighbors recently filed an appeal of a ZBA approved project to tear down an old garage next door to the 18 Everett St. proposal and build residential units citing the proposals height and massing.

Abutters on the first block of Everett Street have argued that most of the first block is dotted with small one and two-family homes and four or five story structures really don’t fit with the overall look of the neighborhood. Lynds said he would provide neighbors with a shadow study that his client has already conducted to show potential impacts the proposed condo building would have on adjacent properties.

Lynds and his client will return to the next GSCA meeting with updated plans and a potential vote on the project in January.

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