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CNC, BRA To Continue Review of Parcel 39a Plan

The proposal involves construction of a four-story apartment building in the Charlestown Navy Yard, across from the YMCA.

The Charlestown Neighborhood Council Development Committee and the Boston Redevelopment Authority will co-host a community review meeting regarding the Parcel 39a development proposal on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Constitution Inn in the Navy Yard.

This is the third community meeting regarding the latest Parcel 39a proposal. The review process began in November 2012 and was continued at a meeting in December. 

The developer, Kavanagh Advisory Group LLC, will present their residential development plans for the empty lot known as Parcel 39a, located at the corner of First Avenue and Ninth Street in front of the Constitution Inn YMCA.

Representatives from the Boston Redevelopment Authority will participate in the Jan. 24 meeting, which is part of the official public comment process, according to Mark Rosenshein, chairman of the CNC's Development Committee.

Plans for the site include construction of a four-story, 48,000 sq. ft. building containing 54 apartments. Twenty percent of the units would be marketed as affordable for families earning up to 80 percent of the area median income. The units would include studio and one-bedroom apartments.

kayrn January 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Any parking with the building? It's already impossible to find residential parking on the navy yard!
Becca Manning January 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Good question! The original plan called for 33 underground parking spaces. The latest plans don't specifically describe parking, but I'm sure they will discuss it at the meeting.
Just a person! January 16, 2013 at 03:07 AM
Hahahaha Another ridiculous.com item
Lorelei O'Lott January 16, 2013 at 10:48 PM
This all has to stop! Bra or whomever please listen. We don't need or want anymore people being squeezed into this already sardine can of a town. Our land (1 square mile) has been raped for far too long! Stop the nonsense. Please find another place to pack your sardines!
Charlestown joe January 17, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Hey Becca, You state 33 underground parking spaces! For 54 units. Do the math.... 21units have no parking, and then add in that usually the unit has 2 cars per unit so roughly give or take a couple, that means 108 spaces are needed in an already overcrowded space. I agree the BRA has to be abolished or move on to somewhere else, this is Ridiculous!

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