What's this? A warm embrace of new development in Boston? Indeed. Residents near a proposed 21-unit apartment complex at 3383-3389 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain are cool with the idea, ironic given recent opposition to another residential development two blocks away. That one, at Green and Washington streets, would plunk 20 condos in two four-story buildings—which residents have complained are too big for the location.
Many residents support the development of 3383-3389 Washington, however, because of the number of affordable units (four) and really because of the project's design: A flat roof will cap the four-story building, with the tower portion breaking up the brick front. That design was born of several meetings between locals and developer Boston Property, the same folks redoing a portion of the ultra-luxury Chanel No. 6 in Back Bay. As for the proposed four-story, 20-unit project at Green and Washington streets, that's on ice. We'll get to 53K new units someday.
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