On June 19, 2017 the City Council approved the Special Permit/Site Plan Approval petition known as Washington Place. The approval allowed a mixed use development incorporating residential units and commercial space. The City Council approved two iterations of the plan: a 160- unit option and a 140-unit option.
The City Council approved an amended Special Permit/Site Plan Approval to adjust the configuration of the buildings in the 140-unit option on May 21, 2018. To view the petition, please see the below link. The petition did not seek to amend the 160-unit plan.
The Petitioner obtained demolition permits for the existing structures on site during the week of Monday April 10th. Demolition is expected to last several weeks and will alter pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the area, including MBTA bus service. Please see the below link to visit the project website to view updates on demolition and ensuing construction.
The City Council approval created a liaison committee comprised of Ward Councilors, abutters, and members of the development team to provide updates on demolition and construction as well as to provide a venue for information. The Committee has met three times and the minutes are available in the link above.