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The Universal Hub has a story entitled


Anytime someone mentions Sisyphus and the Citgo Sign in one post -- well you have one interesting project

Very early in the pipeline
The Universal Hub has a story entitled
Would-be Readville developer sets Sisyphean tasks for self: Fixing neighborhood traffic and commuter-rail fares
By adamg on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 10:02pm

Proposed Sprague Street building

Developer Jordan Warshaw today showed up plans for a 521-unit middle-income apartment complex in four buildings that would rise as high as eight stories in what is now an industrial/warehouse area off Sprague Street between Sprague Pond, the Northeast Corridor and the Readville train station...

Three of the four buildings would look like old industrial buildings, in homage to the area's history - and to break with the fake clapboard stuff prevalent at pretty much every apartment complex built in the Boston area in recent years. The fourth building would have more of a modern feel, he said.

In addition to underground parking, the slope means that the buildings won't be nearly as visible from surrounding areas as if the land were at the same height as Sprague Street - one woman exclaimed "Oh, my God!" when Warshaw said one of the buildings would be eight stories tall.

One thing that would be visible, if Warshaw goes with it, would be a large antenna-like tower that would read READVILLE on each side, in an attempt to give the area a unique feel, almost like the Citgo Sign, he said.


Architect's rendering of two of the proposed buildings

Anytime someone mentions Sisyphus and the Citgo Sign in one post -- well you have one interesting project

Very early in the pipeline


Look the complex as shown in the original posting

the second "island" of development on the left of the original rendering next to the "pond" is the lot which is not going to be developed at this time -- hence no units in those "virtual buildings"
 

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The trailer park is slated to be replaced with a large apartment complex. I can't decide whether or not I favor the idea or want to push for historic landmark designation.
I believe the project you are referring to is the parking lot of the car dealership adjacent to the trailer park. I don’t know of any plans for the trailer park to be redeveloped.
 

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Speaking to that trailer park: kind of an odd thing, w a quaint cemetery across the duckweed & swampy waters, and not far beyond, stone walls, and sprawling estates hidden away behind gorgeous, windy roads. The whole area is so cool.
 

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Covid-19 delays construction of Readville apartment complex


“The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave a developer an extra year to start construction of a proposed 247-unit apartment complex just south of the Readville train station and the Sprague Street Bridge, down the hill from Sprague Street.”

“At a hearing this morning, John Pulgini, attorney for developer Jordan Warshaw, requested the extension because Covid-19 issues have delayed completion of the construction plans and soil testing Warshaw needs to submit to lenders for financing….”
https://www.universalhub.com/2022/covid-19-delays-construction-readville-apartment

Six-unit apartment building on Readville side street rejected as too big



The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal for a six-unit apartment building on Yuil Circle, a small circular street off Neponset Valley Parkway in Readville's Wolcott Square.

“George Morancy, attorney for the developer, said the building would fit in well; he said the building was right near Neponset Valley Parkway and an existing seven-unit apartment building.”

“But board members unanimously disagreed. The proposed building wouldn't be on the parkway itself and "this is really going to stick out like a sore thumb," board member Mark Ehrlich said…”
https://www.universalhub.com/2022/six-unit-apartment-building-readville-side-street
 

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Covid-19 delays construction of Readville apartment complex


“The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave a developer an extra year to start construction of a proposed 247-unit apartment complex just south of the Readville train station and the Sprague Street Bridge, down the hill from Sprague Street.”

“At a hearing this morning, John Pulgini, attorney for developer Jordan Warshaw, requested the extension because Covid-19 issues have delayed completion of the construction plans and soil testing Warshaw needs to submit to lenders for financing….”
https://www.universalhub.com/2022/covid-19-delays-construction-readville-apartment

Six-unit apartment building on Readville side street rejected as too big



The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal for a six-unit apartment building on Yuil Circle, a small circular street off Neponset Valley Parkway in Readville's Wolcott Square.

“George Morancy, attorney for the developer, said the building would fit in well; he said the building was right near Neponset Valley Parkway and an existing seven-unit apartment building.”

“But board members unanimously disagreed. The proposed building wouldn't be on the parkway itself and "this is really going to stick out like a sore thumb," board member Mark Ehrlich said…”
https://www.universalhub.com/2022/six-unit-apartment-building-readville-side-street
Bob’s arms must be sore from reaching
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Bob’s arms must be sore from reaching
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I could do without the baseball analogy, but his overall reasoning is correct. The appeals process should be for just what the word means: appeals from a bad result due to the underlying zoning. Instead, because everything is illegal under the zoning, everything gets appealed. You could fill an entire thread with some of the insane results this system produces. Add project to the list.
 

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I could do without the baseball analogy, but his overall reasoning is correct. The appeals process should be for just what the word means: appeals from a bad result due to the underlying zoning. Instead, because everything is illegal under the zoning, everything gets appealed. You could fill an entire thread with some of the insane results this system produces. Add project to the list.
So, change the zoning laws? Those same laws that were put in place to be discriminatory? Wow. Sounds so easy. Why didn’t I think of that?
 

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So, change the zoning laws? Those same laws that were put in place to be discriminatory? Wow. Sounds so easy. Why didn’t I think of that?
Trust me I'm just as skeptical but if you told me a couple years ago that the city would approve an amendment removing parking minimums for affordable housing, with little to no opposition, I would've laughed in your face. There is hope.
 

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