If you’ve driven by I and Broadway, you probably noticed that The Hub – a neighborhood package store – is torn down to the studs. Also, the large billboard that used to sit on top of the building (Remember the Aranson Maguire Group ad?) is not longer there. Well, many of you have reached out to find out what the heck is going on! We’re happy to report that we have the scoop!
The owner of the building and business – The Hub – is renovating the liquor store and adding condos on top of the building. According to the City of Boston website there was a hearing about 604 East Broadway in regards to Art.68. See Below:
Case: BOA- 1121204 Address: 604 East Broadway Ward 6 Applicant: Sing Ming Chan Articles: Art. 68 Sec.08 Floor area ratio is insufficient Art. 68 Sec.08Height requirement is excessive, Art. 68 Sec.08 Front yard setback requirement is insufficient (E Broadway Street), Art. 68 Sec.08 Front yard setback requirement is insufficient ( I Street side ) Art. 68 Sec.08 Side yard setback requirement is insufficient, Art. 68 Sec.08 Rear yard setback requirement is insufficient Art. 68 Sec.08 Usable open space is insufficient, Art. 68 Sec. 33 Off Street parking Req. Off street parking requirement is insufficient, Article 68, Section 29 Roof Structure Restrictions Roof structures restricted district 5 Purpose: Proposed three story addition above existing local retail space to create 6 new residential units and renovate as per plans. Change occupancy from local retail space to local retail space and 6 dwelling units. Permit set to be submitted upon ZBA approval.
So fear not, The Hub will return – new and improved – for all your liquor and lottery needs.