Thursday, November 12th
The BRA is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, November 12th at 6:30pm to discuss the mammoth, six-block, mixed used development named Washington Village near Andrew Square. The meeting will be held at the Tierney Learning Center at 125 Mercer Street.
Boston developer Core Investments Inc. and real estate investment firm Ad Meliora LLC’s project, filed the plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority which include 656 residential units in eight buildings, with roughly 98,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Featuring mainly apartments and condos (with some even aimed at the “middle-class”), this new project will have 560 parking spots, some green space and potential retails space for a small grocery store, restaurant, pharmacy and more.
From the BRA:
Please note that the purpose of this meeting is different than that of a traditional community meeting. As part of the development review process, Impact Advisory Group (IAG) members work closely with BRA staff to identify the impacts of a project and recommend appropriate community benefits to offset those impacts. IAG meetings prioritize discussion between the project proponent (i.e. the developer) and IAG members. If time remains at the end of the meeting, BRA staff will open the floor to other community members in attendance.
Although anyone is welcome to attend IAG meetings and listen to the discussion, traditional community meetings, which occur after the IAG has met, are the more appropriate forum for the broader public to provide feedback about a project.