Mixed-use development proposed for 1470 Tremont St.

By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley

Gazette Staff

Mission Hill-based developer Jason Savage is proposing an $8.5 million mixed-use residential and commercial development at 1470 Tremont St., according to a project notification form (PNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA).

Savage is also a developer of the 66-unit Clutch Works project at 1486 Tremont St.

The 1470 Tremont St. proposal includes demolition of an existing two-family dwelling and conversion of existing row-houses. There are currently seven parcels of land that Savage plans to roll into one parcel totaling 10,213 square feet. That site would be built into three buildings, totaling 35,837 square feet of residential and commercial space.

The final development would consist of 33 residential units and corner retail space. The residential units would consist of some three- and four-bedroom units, but mostly one-bedroom and studio units.

Three of the residential units would be affordable, which is based off of 25 units. That is the bare minimum required under the City’s affordable-housing policy. The site currently contains eight units—some of which will be renovated, while others will be demolished and replaced. Those units are not being factored into the affordable-housing component for the project.

The development is also slated to include 10 new garage parking spaces and covered storage for 33 bicycles.

The project notification form (PNF) also states that full-time undergraduate students will not be allowed to lease any residential units. According to the PNF, that is in response to community concerns about the impacts from undergraduate students residing in Mission Hill.

The project is seeking zoning relief variances for several requirements including maximum building height, minimum usable open space per dwelling unit, and minimum rear yard. The project is expected to have a 5-story height, 40 square feet of open space per unit, and no rear yard.

A public meeting regarding the proposed project will be held on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Tobin Community Center.

The comment period ends March 28. For more information about the project or to make a comment, visit bit.ly/1Qk76ZY.

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