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Another new building approved for West Broadway in South Boston

Architect's rendering of 472 West Broadway

Rendering by Tim Johnson Architecture.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace a three-story building at 472 West Broadway in Perkins Square with a five-story building with 16 smallish residential units, spaces for 11 cars in a garage using a three-tier stacking system, and ground-floor retail space.

The BPDA approved the project earlier this month.

The project by developers Charles McCarthy and Patrick McDevitt, falls under the city's "compact living" pilot, in which developers can build units smaller than normally required. In this building, that will mean 13 two-bedroom units of up to 847 square feet, one-bedroom units of 588 and 617 square feet and a studio with 430 square feet.

Nobody spoke against the proposal, which would go next to a larger building to replace the current Dunkin' Donuts on the corner.

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Will the ground floor retail be a Dunkin’ Donuts?

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Nah. Just a super spreader, white claw bar.

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Today, its a vacated barber's shop (relocated to 1st St.) and the office space for Catamount Construction. If I were a betting man, I'd wager they're building out the property which they may or may not own, and will return to inhabit that space, and they'll for sure squeeze a mini-dunks in next door since the next closest one is either L or A, and god forbid someone need to move themselves more than half a mile. It might as well be in France.

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Wow. Who would want to live that way? I guess we are all supposed to do more with less and thank our corporate overlords for the opportunity. I'm sick of this shit. Let me guess, the studio will go for $4k a month?

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Let me know when you're being frog-marched to live there

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I assume "Compact living" still means "no street parking for you, ever, even if your job moves to an office park or your mom moves to a nursing home in the suburbs, because we need to reserve street parking for people who lived here longer".

And 847 square feet for a 2 bedroom is by no means a tiny apartment. Why does that need special approval?

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where these architects go to school and what state they their license?

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"Rendering by Tim Johnson Architecture"

My guess is Tim Johnson is not happy that this rendering has his name on it.

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11 parking spots for 16 units? Where is the sense in that?

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Would you rather have more housing or more parking lots?

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Agree, there's too much parking, driving up the cost of the units, Especially in such a walkable neighborhood!

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