This week, the Boston Planning & Development Agency approved plans for an upcoming mixed-use project at 21-35 West 2nd Street in South Boston.
The new development will feature 55 residences, situated a short distance from the Broadway Station MBTA.
Situated on an approximately 10,183 square-foot triangular parcel in the West Broadway neighborhood, the proposed project contemplates the improvement and revitalization of an underutilized surface parking lot property site at 21-35 West Second Street.
In its place will be a new six-story mixed-use building with 55 residential units, approximately 2,600 square-feet of ground-floor retail space, and an innovative building-managed car share service for residents, in an appropriately designed building along with related improvements in landscaping, site design and pedestrian access that is consistent with the character of the surrounding community.
Residences at 21-35 West 2nd Street are currently planned to comprise of 30 studio units, 20 one-bedroom units and 30 three-bedroom units.
The project will revitalize this underutilized property site with a building aesthetic appropriate in scale, massing and design for this section of the West Broadway neighborhood.
In planning the project, great care was given to designing a building that responds to the site's triangular shape. The saw tooth massing generously provides over 1,600 square-feet of private property to the public realm and provides critical space to add street trees and other landscaping to what would otherwise be narrow and not pedestrian friendly sidewalks.