The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 12 approved the proposed $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St., according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA.
The ZBA approval removes one of the last hurdles that the project needed to clear before starting construction.
The project needed 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.
The proposal for 1470 Tremont St. is a residential and commercial development by Mission Hill-based developer Jason Savage. 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. The 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, including four affordable-housing units, and corner retail space. The residential units would consist of some three- and four-bedroom units, but mostly one-bedroom and studio units.
The development is also slated to include 10 new garage parking spaces and covered storage for 33 bicycles.