Apartments proposed for West Broadway / South Boston neighborhood
A new 31-unit apartment building (with parking) has been proposed for the first block of West Broadway, in South Boston. This project would bring more residential housing to a rapidly changing neighborhood where over 800 units have been built during the past ten years, with another couple hundred proposed or already under construction.
Evergreen Property Group is proposing to build a six-story, mixed-use apartment complex with 31 apartment units, a mixture of studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and at least one three-bedrooms, along with 7 parking on-site parking spaces (and another 12 reserved in the garage at 50 West Broadway). It would require the razing of two short buildings on the site – one a nondescript wooden three-decker with the “Station News” convenience store on floor 1 and the other a cute four-storey brick building abandoned except for a Dunkin’ Donuts at street level. The developer is proposing to have Station News re-open along with another retail shop, next-door.
The developer is proposing six studios, 17 one-bedrooms, 7 two-bedrooms, and one three-bedroom units, of which four would be “affordable” under the city’s guidelines. There will be an on-site “library” and a common roofdeck.
The West Broadway neighborhood has seen much change during the past decade, beginning with, of course, the Court Square Press conversion around 2002-2003 and its sister Macallen Building, completed circa 2007. The Allele and 36A condo projects were new from the ground up, and 11 West Broadway is currently rising above the Broadway Red Line subway stop, replacing the historic Quiet Man Pub on that site (“America – Love it or Leave it”). Still more residential housing is expected on the site of the Cornerstone Pub, across the street.
There is a public meeting to review the proposal on November 13 to be held at 50 West Broadway.