Time’s a ticking to enjoy a few drinks and apps at Atlantic Beer Garden and Whiskey Priest on the Southie waterfront. On Wednesday, MA environmental regulators approved developer Jon Cronin’s proposed 22-story residential and retail glass tower where the two watering holes sit. According to the Boston Globe, more approvals are needed and it’s receiving opposition from people who believe the proposed development does not comply with state laws that regulate the size and scope of buildings on the waterfront as well as public access to the water.
The proposed tower will shaped like a “billowing sail” and will feature 110 condos, 12,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor restaurant/retail space, a spacious deck and parking. The project is estimated at $260 million and it is being developed by The Cronin Group.
So it’s one step closer for this development becoming a reality. The newest ruling is considered a major victory for the developer.
The ABG and Whiskey Priest are slated to close in 2017.
Here’s some more Southie real estate news.