BPDA: No update on Burney St. dev.

There is no update on the proposed 9 Burney St. development, according to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin.

The project was first filed with BPDA at the beginning of the year and has been presented to several community meetings and has undergone a revision. It is unclear what the next steps are for the project.

The developers—Mitch Wilson and Russell Preston—are proposing to demolish an existing three-family structure at 11 Burney St. and construct a 27,629-square-foot, four-story building with a recessed fifth floor. The project includes 25 rental units, of which three will be designated as income restricted, with five parking spaces. The project also proposes ground floor restaurant space and a 2,853-square-foot laneway as a public open space for recreational activities, outdoor restaurant seating, and as a pathway through the site.

The local community has had conflicted responses to this development. Much of the opposition are residents who live close to the project and who were mainly concerned about height, density, and traffic. Those in support have included the local business community and other residents excited about the creation of new retail space and the no-student policy of the developers.

Following a May BPDA community meeting, the development team for 9 Burney St. decided to hold a series of pop-up project studios to further engage with the community on the proposed project. The developer also created a website for the community to learn more about the project, here:  lanewaymissionhill.com.

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