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Boston zoning board approves E Street self-storage project; A Street condo plan deferred

Posted by Patrick Rosso  May 8, 2012 01:41 PM

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The location of a proposed self-storage structure at 380 E St.

A 700-unit, self-storage business proposed for E Street was approved by the city's Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday morning.

Proposed by Lou Cabral of Stoughton, the project is located at 380 E St. in South Boston and will be four stories, with 16 parking spaces.

“Our analysis showed that there is going to be a strong demand for this type of project,” Cabral said.

Don Weiss, the attorney representing Cabral before the board, said the impact of traffic generated by the building should be minimal.

Cabral estimated that construction could start as early as July and should take close to eight months to complete. Cabral also estimated that the project will cost over $9 million.

At Tuesday’s hearing, the project received support from the mayor’s office, the offices’ of at-large City Councilors Stephen Murphy, John Connolly, Felix Arroyo, and Ayanna Pressley. The office of City Councilor Bill Linehan, Senator Jack Hart, Representative Nick Collins, and state Representative Marty Walsh also voiced their support for the project.

The project, according to Weiss, has also been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

45 A. St.

The developer of a residential project on A Street sought a deferral for his project.

Proposed by Patrick McDevitt of East Way Development, the project would be located at 45 A St. and would raze a one-story building and replace it with a five-story, eight-unit condominium building.

Each floor would host two approximately 975 square-foot, two-bedroom units, with the main residential entrance on A Street.

The first floor would be used for a five-car garage with the garage entrance on Silver Street.

Tim Johnson, the project’s architect, said that the developer is seeking a deferral to gather more community input.

“We need additional input from the abutters. There are concerns about construction and shadows,” said Johnson.

At a meeting with the West Broadway Neighborhood Association in March, McDevitt said he would like to begin construction by the summer.

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(Image courtesy Google Maps)

The location of a proposed five-story residential project at 45 A St.