This is an update to a post from a couple months ago about 360 West 2nd Street. I attended the 3rd community meeting Tuesday night for the redevelopment of 360 West 2nd Street. The specs on the three different proposals and the dates of the meetings are below
1st Proposal - April 4, 2011 25 Condos, 25 Parking
2nd Proposal - May 5, 2011 21 Condos, 25 Parking
3rd Proposal - June 28, 2011 19 Condos, 25 Parking
In my opinion, 19 condos is still too many for this lot. Below are new condo developments that were built on West 2nd between E & F Streets.
321 West 2nd: 11,300 Sq. Ft. Lot - 15 Condos, 24 Parking (Approx)
335 West 2nd: 16,000 Sq. Ft. Lot - 24 Condos, 40 Parking
348 West 2nd: 6,000 Sq. Ft. Lot - Permitted & Approved for 9 Condos, 14 Parking
366 West 2nd: 2,340 Sq. Ft. Lot - 6 Condos, 9 Parking (Approx)
360 West 2nd is a 9,460 Sq. Ft. Lot. I'm having a difficult time understanding why it should be approved for 19 units when 3 out of the 4 developments above were approved for approximately 1.5 Units per 1000 Sq. Ft. of the lot size. At 19 units, that would be approximately 2 units per 1000 Sq. Ft. of lot. I believe this lot should be approved for 15 condos and 25 parking spaces. Whether that happens or not, we'll see.
If you would like to send comments to the BRA(Boston Redevelopment Authority), please email Erico Lopez at [email protected] The public comment period ends July 8, 2011, and if the BRA receives enough negative remarks, they may force the developer to address the neighborhoods concerns.