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Development Watch: 472 West Broadway

More changes coming to Perkins Square. The building with Ottavio’s Barbershop on the ground floor could be transformed into a new five-story building.

East Way Development have filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to replace the building at 472 West Broadway with a five-story building with 16 units.

According to Universal Hub, all the units will be two bedrooms and around 615 square feet.  There would be 11 parking spaces with a three-tier auto lift.

“16 tiny units?” you ask. Yes, the City of Boston has a new compact living pilot program that allows developers build smaller units so they can sell them at a reduced priced.

The first floor on the Broadway side of the building will be used for commercial space. No word if Ottavio’s will be sticking around. 

This project if approved, will join two other large scale projects being built in Perkins Square. One currently being built at 480 West Broadway.The other is located right across the street at 457-469 West Broadway – not under construction yet.

Image Architect’s rendering

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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.