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About 3353 Washington Street

Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA


Approved mixed-use building that will be located at the intersection of Washington and Green Streets in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood steps to Green Street Station on the MBTA Orange Line. 3353 Washington Street will contain 45 rental residential apartments and one approximately 2,000 square foot ground-floor retail space. Apartments will range from one to three bedrooms. Eight apartments will be designated affordable; six apartments will rented to households earning no more than 50% of Area Median Income (AMI), and two apartments will be rented to households earning no more than 70% of AMI.


A 1,300 square foot common roof deck will be open to all 3353 Washington Street residents. 24 surface parking spaces will be built to the rear of the building. A ground-floor bicycle storage room will have space for 20 to 30 bicycles. The following are renderings of 3353 Washington Street:


3353 Washington Street Renderings

Dollar Volume 18,000,000
Square Feet 45,286
Sector

Housing

Retail

Stories 5
Height 70

Latest Updates


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May 14, 2017

Zoning Board approves 45 new Jamaica Plain apartments

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Dec 18, 2016

3353 Washington Street mixed-use development in Jamaica Plain approved

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Mar 25, 2016

Boston Community Ventures has filed a Small Project Review Application to construct a new building...

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Latest Press Releases

3353 Washington LLC Bringing Market, Affordable Residences to Neighborhood


BOSTON – The Boston Planning and Development Agency Board of Directors yesterday approved development of 3353 Washington St., a new building with 45 new apartments, including eight affordable units, at Washington and Green streets in Jamaica Plain.


The residences at 3353 Washington St. will occupy four floors over about 2,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space on the 15,000-square-foot site. It was assembled by 3353 Washington St. LLC, an affiliate of Boston Community Ventures, a family real estate company operating in Boston and the neighborhood for many years.


“This project will provide much-needed housing and a modern design standard that integrates with the traditional style of the neighborhood,” said Mordechai Levin, Principal of Boston Community Ventures. “The retail portion will add to the area’s vibrancy and serve residents, neighbors and visitors.”


The contemporary building, designed by the award-winning architectural firm ISA of Cambridge and Philadelphia, will have a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom units totaling about 45,000 square feet, with recessed rooflines, residential terraces, and a shared roof deck with rain garden.


The development is conveniently located near the MBTA Orange Line at Green Street, and the No. 42 MBTA Bus stops in front of the building. There are also six other MBTA bus routes that are easily accessible. There will be 24 surface parking spaces, partially covered by building, and screened from pedestrian view, with two spaces reserved for retail visitors.

 

For cyclists, the location is accessible to Southwest Corridor Greenway bike path, leading through Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and South End neighborhoods to Copley Square and the Back Bay, also outbound to Hyde Park and Roslindale. The building will have a dedicated, secure storage room for residents’ bicycles, as well as additional racks for visitors.

 

Boston Community Ventures and its affiliates have had a presence in Jamaica Plain for more than 25 years, having developed JP Center, home of the Stop & Shop and Martha Elliot Center, and the Jamaica Plain Plaza, with many long-time tenants including ABCD Head Start program, Bank of America, and Dunkin Donuts.

 

They have also developed other commercial properties throughout the Jamaica Plain neighborhood, many of which have been incubators for creative startups and small business entities.

 

Affiliated development companies have created homes for several major nonprofit organizations, in renovated and restored buildings, including AIDS Action Committee and JRI Health, a division of Justice Resource Institute. Other long time nonprofit tenants include the Somali Development Center, Center for Labor Education Resources, and the Family Independence Initiative.

 

Boston Community Ventures was an early investor in a re-emerging neighborhood in the 1990s, renovating derelict buildings and working with local residents and business people to create a vibrant retail neighborhood. Over the years many of the small merchants have won numerous awards, including “Best of Boston” accolades.

 

The new building at 3353 Washington St. will be sustainable, with an insulated envelope, internal rainwater runoff system, green roof, and rain garden. LEED certification will be sought from the U.S. Building Council. Streetscape improvements include widened sidewalks, new street trees, and pedestrian benches and plantings.

 

Construction is expected to being in the first quarter of 2017, with an opening planned for early 2018. About 40 construction jobs will be created, along with several permanent jobs.

 

ABOUT ISA

ISA is a design and research office with projects across the United States. ISA’s offices are in Philadelphia and Cambridge, MA. ISA designs buildings, master plans, installations, and conversations that address changing climates, lifestyles, technologies, and urban environments. For more information, please go to www.is-architects.com .

 

ABOUT BOSTON COMMUNITY VENTURES

Boston Community Ventures is local real-estate company based in Boston. Boston Community Ventures has extensive development experience in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood, having developed the Jamaica Plain Plaza retail center as well as the nearby Stop & Shop and the Martha Eliot Health Center.

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