A developer has proposed tearing down the old Rapino Memorial Home and two adjoining, and equally vacant, buildings on Chelsea Street at Maverick Street to make way for a two-story retail building.
In a filing with the BPDA, Linear Retail Properties of Burlington says the new building would help ease the growing demand for retail as the number of housing units around Maverick Square explodes.
The building, which would have nearly 26,000 square feet of space, would get six parking spaces. The company will have to get a variance from the zoning board, because the commercial zoning for that lot would normally require 52 parking spaces for a building that size. The developer notes the building is within a short walk of the Maverick Square T stop as well as hundreds of housing units.
9 Chelsea St. small-project review application (14.4M PDF).