BRA approves Parker Hill Ave. project

The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved last month the proposed 40-unit residential project at 70 Parker Hill Ave.

The building at 70 Parker Hill Ave. was formerly used by the New England Baptist Hospital, but has been vacant for 10 years. The redevelopment is proposed by an East Boston partnership called Jamaica View LLC in collaboration with contractor GVW Incorporated, also East Boston-based.

The developers had originally proposed a 46-unit building, but they scaled down the project to reduce the number of units as a response to parking-ratio concerns. Parking was an issue raised during a community meeting last year.

The proposal now calls for 27 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units and 1 two-bedroom townhouse. The number of parking spots is slated to be 29. The project would still add an additional floor and more than 10,000 square feet to the building.

A sketch of the proposed 40-unit residential project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. (Courtesy Image)

A sketch of the proposed 40-unit residential project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. (Courtesy Image)

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