Construction Underway for Expansion of 69 A St.
Construction is underway for the renovation and expansion of 69 A Street in South Boston. The project will add a three-story addition to the existing factory building and a six-story addition at the rear of the building. When complete 69 A St. will feature over 51,000 square feet of office space along with 12,000 square feet of retail including room for a new fitness facility.
Permit Pulled for 69A Street in Southie
A permit has been pulled for the expansion and renovation of the former factory building at 69A Street in South Boston. As part of the project, a section of the existing structure at the rear of the building will be demolished and a 6 story addition will take its place. This rear addition will then connect to another addition, 2 stories on top of the existing 3 story building. The finished product will house a mix of office, retail, and fitness space.
South Boston Development Moves Forward With Project Updates
The 69 A Street project site consists of three adjacent parcels located in South Boston. There are two existing structures at the site, a three-story brick and beam building formerly used as a rivet factory and a two-story building.The project was originally approved in 2016, but the approval of this NPC will revise the original project to include the removal of the project’s sixth story, the removal of the originally approved rear addition to the existing three-story building, a decrease of commercial gross floor area, a 5,900 square foot floor plate reduction, the removal of 1,300 square feet of deck space, and the relocation of 1,070 square feet of roof deck from the rear of the building to the front of the building, stepping back the fifth floor. As a result of these proposed changes, the proposed development will now consist of the demolition of the existing two-story building at the rear of the site, as well as the renovation and two-story addition to the existing building. This will include 33,700 square feet of commercial space and 12,000 square feet of ground floor retail space with 18 off-street parking spaces.
Notice of Project Change at 69 A StreetThe Proponent has developed certain proposed modifications and a related reduction in scope of the previously approved project including removal of the rear addition to the existing building, and a reduction in stories being added to the top of the existing building from 3 to 2, correlating in a total square footage reduction from 78,700 square feet to 45,700 square feet along with a building height reduction from 68’ 4” to 56’ 4”. The proposed Floor Area Ratio has decreased from 4.43 originally approved to 2.57 proposed.