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Quincy Center Station development’s apartment count scaled back

Forget 602 units

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The MBTA board on December 4 voted to approve a plan to plunk as many as 602 apartments atop and around Quincy Center Station in Quincy as part of one of the biggest transit-related developments in the region and along the Red Line.

The Quincy City Council voted on December 18 to approve the same plan—but with 300 apartments, max, instead of 602.

The reduction was likely due to some residents’ concerns about the project’s scope and about the rerouting of buses that use the transit hub.

The overall plan from Atlantic Development and Bozzuto Development Co. involves office and retail space as well as upgrades to Quincy Center Station itself, including a new bus terminal and the restoration of more than 600 parking spaces.

The project still needs to clear some local permitting bodies. Should it rack up the necessary green lights, it would go up in three phases.

The first—the upgrades, the new bus terminal, and the first apartments—would be finished by 2023, and the rest by 2031.