Renderings from the last 15 Washington Street
/ Whole Foods project presentation in January. Started at 270 units in 2019 reduced to 229 in 2022; no reduction this round. Still the same amount of parking spaces. Most opposition in the comments that just got posted is about quality of life / noise and traffic associated with construction. I can't believe these folks still live in the city! Also complaints about the treachery of this stretch of Washington Street in general. One interesting suggestion regarding traffic is to have Allston St be One Way from Washington to Summit and Corey One Way from Summit to Washington. (I would support that). Also there is talk of shutting the current WF down during construction so people were up set with that as well. Two major building items addressed, plaza and massing change.
Outdoor public / green space- pull back the Whole Food entry to allow for a 7000sf plaza at Washington and Allston St.
This public plaza at the WF entry is to allow for congregation as well as help traffic recognize the major crosswalk upgrade that will connect foot traffic with the elderly developments across the street
Also the building was pulled back approximately 10' on all sides to allow for 12 to 15' sidewalks.
Pull back the mass of the building from Washington to reduce the canyon effect as well as allow for more sunlight on Allston St and the intersection itself.
This was done by relocating the units over the whole foods entry to the Corey Rd building. The mass over the WF entry is gone in the rendering.
Looks less imposing at this corner but I think that means Corey corner went up to 6 floors?? Which means no 5 over 1 construction?? Will that kill the project?