0.5 min readBy Published On: October 23rd, 2017Categories: News11 Comments on Gulf Station Project approved by BPDA

Looks like a new development is coming our way, Southie!  The BPDA (Boston Planning and Development Agency) approved the mixed-use building featuring 65 condos and 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail located at the intersection of A Street and West Broadway.  The six story complex will also feature 88 parking spaces in an automated garage.  The units will be one and two bedrooms and 9 private roof decks.  Construction should start in spring of 2018.

Initially, we reported on this development back in April when it was initially proposed that there would be  56 units and 64 parking spots.  Team Anti-Car – went bananas!  Wonder what they think about 88 parking spots.


  1. Kevin October 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Team Anti Car. Good one!

  2. Cyrus October 23, 2017 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Love it. 457-469A West Broadway next please!

  3. Proleau October 23, 2017 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    If a developer is going to ‘stick it’ to someone, it might as well be Team AntiCar. Both are on the neighborhood ‘most hated’ list.

  4. Not So New To The Hood October 24, 2017 at 10:45 am - Reply

    They should build a garage next Amrheins. Biggest waste of space in Southie, hands down.

    • southieguy October 24, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      I’d say the giant TD bank parking lot across from burger king on West Broadway and D is up there for biggest waste of space as well.

      • Cyrus October 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm - Reply

        Both are up there, but I can’t think of a new development that more underutilizes land than the TD Bank. That bank could have gone into any storefront on W Broadway, nevermind creating a branch in itself when there’s a dwindling amount of people who actually still use branches. So much housing…so much of anything could’ve gone on that pretty sizeable parcel of land.

        • Nick October 24, 2017 at 5:08 pm - Reply

          I couldn’t agree more with the comments about the new TD Bank. I will never understand why they built a drive-through bank in the middle of one of the densest neighborhoods in Boston. So much value has been left on the table. I can only surmise that the cost of building the new bank was relatively low and the owner of land (TD Bank?) is betting that the land will continue to appreciate in value. They’ll eventually sell to someone who wants to extract the remaining value by razing the bank and building condos on top of retail/commercial space. TD Bank could then open a branch in that theoretical building.

          • Not So New To The Hood October 25, 2017 at 10:33 am

            It’s literal “land banking”….see what I did there?

    • Maureen Murphy October 25, 2017 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Actually the lot near Perkins Square could be built up into a 2 or 3 story garage.

      • Not So New To The Hood October 26, 2017 at 3:02 pm - Reply

        I sometimes wonder how this whole “square” thing came about. Copley Square, Sullivan Square, etc….there is nothing “square” about them. Perkins square is just the intersection of 2 major streets, not hating on history, but maybe it’s time to convert the names of these just like we’ve been converting everything else into today’s needs.

  5. Roger Glass November 9, 2017 at 11:43 am - Reply

    My favorite hobby these days is waiting for an updated property estimate from Zillow and Redfin. Get some!

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