On Monday night, a crowd of nearly 100 residents met at the corner of M and Marine to learn more about the proposal of a single family to be converted into multiple units. The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, along with the developer hosted a meeting to discuss “a conditional use permit for Greenbelt Protection approval.” The developer wishes to tear down the single family – a roughly 1770 square foot structure and build on the 5 units and 7 parking spots on the 4,467 square foot lot. The house is located at 202 M Street.
Needless to say, the neighbors in attendance at this abutters meeting were not pleased at all. Concerns from traffic, to size of proposed building, to altering the integrity of the neighborhood were passionately expressed by attendees. A similar proposed development was also brought up – at the corner of L and Columbia (the white house with a fenced in yard). That piece of property is proposed for 16 units covering the entire lot.
In attendance was City Councilor at-Large Michael Flaherty- who lives a block from the home in questions – is leading the charge against the development of the property. “South Boston is already over developed as it is. There’s not enough parking and people cannot even get a seat on the bus to work in the morning, enough is enough! The community came out in big numbers tonight. It was clear they are fed up with greedy developers coming in an exploiting every square inch of this town,” said Flaherty.
This real estate proposal will be discussed on Tuesday at 6:30pm at the City Point Neighborhood Association monthly meeting at St. Brigid Church basement. It will then go before the Boston Planning and Development Agency in May.
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