New development projects including one in the North End were approved by the Boston Planning + Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors at the October 2018 meeting.
The community supported the project at the Knights of Columbus, 41 North Margin Street, North End bringing 23 affordable housing units with a community room and meeting space for the Knights, a total of 24,257 square feet.
The project will develop 50 construction jobs and over $12 million in investments.
Funded through the Hub on Causeway’s linkage payments, the project consists of 23 rental units, 1,500 square feet of K of C meeting space and 13 parking spaces.
All 23 rental units will be designated for senior affordable housing. Units will be a combination of 12 studio units and 11 one-bedroom units.
The project will include the construction of a five-story addition, add an additional two-stories and renovate the existing three-story building.
Several community meetings with abutters, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) produce positive support for the project.
Construction start up or completion timetables have not been officially announced.