In Southie, the fight over preserving a single property is entering its nasty endgame. In Brighton, the fight over preserving a single property appears to have ended amicably.
When developer Babak Veyssi originally proposed demolishing the 1910 Queen Anne at 10 Parsons Street, he met with community opposition. So, instead of fighting it, he has decided to incorporate the house into his plans for a four-part complex of 60 residential units, 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 106 parking spaces near the intersection of Parsons and Washington streets. Ten Parsons, which is not designated as historic (read how that happens right here), will be refurbished by Veyssi as a single-family residence.
As for the 60 residential units, those will begin life as apartments, but, the market willing, will end up as condos. However! Veyssi assured Boston.com's Matt Rocheleau that said condos, though "luxurious," would not be "so high-end luxury that people can't afford them either." Swell.
· Developer Eyes Four-Building Retail, Housing Project for Brighton Center [Boston.com]
· Condos or the Collins? South Boston Mansion Fight [Curbed Boston]
· Boston Historic Districts and You [Curbed Boston]