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Ouch! Southie Condo Project Denied—with Prejudice

'Tis bad enough to have your idea for an eight-unit condo shafted by would-be neighbors and local pols. It's another to have it happen in a city in the grips of apartment-building fever. Indeed, in South Boston alone, where the eight-unit development proposed for 408 East 8th Street was nixed yesterday by the zoning board, there are hundreds of new apartments planned or in development, enough to change the neighborhood forever.

This particular plan, though relatively modest, was deemed out of scale for its surroundings. The board denied it with prejudice, like some sort of municipal Steven Seagal. That means developer Frank Mulligan will not be able to, um, take a mulligan: whatever he might propose next, it can't be similar to the rejected plan.

· Zoning Board of Appeals Denies 8th St. Condo Project; Residents Rejoice [Boston.com]
· The Departed: South Boston to Change Forever This Year [Curbed Boston]