City is weighing four plans for use of key Mattapan site
http://www.dotnews.com/2014/city-weighing-four-plans-use-key-mattapan-siteThe parcels — comprising a combined total of 113,695 square feet— were taken by the city in 2010 and 2011 in tax-foreclosure actions. The bulk of the land sits along the MBTA-owned right-of-way for the Fairmount corridor, not far from where a new $40 million station will be built by 2017. The RFP lists an asking price of $1.8 million for the parcels.
According to summaries provided by DND, the four proposals submitted include:
• A plan by the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC) to create a mixed-use development with 108 rental units and 29 “homeownership units”— all of which will be marketed as affordable— along with three commercial spaces;
• A plan submitted by the Corcoran Jennison Companies for a mixed-use development with 92 market-rate rental units, 16 affordable rental units, and 11,000 square feet of commercial space, along with a neighborhood park.
• A plan by three partners— Caribbean Integration Community Development, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs for Archdiocese of Boston calls for seven market rate rental units, 63 affordable rental units, 5,000 square feet of commercial space, an outdoor recreational area, and “possibly a future pre-teen activity center.”
• A fourth proposal— submitted by Faubert Smith Trustee and 777 Essex Realty Trust— outline a wide range of commercial and church-related uses, including a homeless shelter. The proponents— who list an address on Vose Ave. in Hyde Park— could not be reached for comment.