Three West Broadway commercial buildings in South Boston would be demolished to make way
for a five-story residential condo project under a Milton developer’s proposal.
Michael Moore, of 463 West Broadway LLC, wants to construct a roughly 68,434-square-foot building with 44 condos and 13,690 square feet of ground-floor commercial space at 457-469A West Broadway, according to a letter of intent filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency. Thirty-eight units would be market rate, and six would be designated affordable.
The existing three connected one- to three-story commercial buildings, occupied by businesses including a Family Dollar store, the Nanning Wok Chinese restaurant and the Natural Nails salon, would be demolished. Moore has an agreement, contingent on permitting approvals, to buy the property, which has an assessed value of almost $2.3 million, according to city records.
“As the site is surrounded by several abutting and nearby mixed-use structures of comparable massing, with numerous five-story structures punctuating West Broadway, the context of the immediate area is supportive of and well-suited to the scale and cope of the proposed project,” George Morancy, the developer’s attorney, said in the BPDA letter.
The new development, which would include 5,707 square feet of basement amenity space for residents, would be served by 48 basement-level garage parking spaces accessed from Silver Street.
The project, which is proposed for a multifamily/local service zoning sub-district, would require some dimensional zoning code relief.
“It should be noted that the BPDA intends to soon begin the process, with city officials and neighborhood participants, of reviewing and likely updating the existing zoning of both East Broadway and West Broadway, and the proposed project was designed taking into consideration anticipated new building height, density and massing limitations on West Broadway expected to be proposed by the BPDA,” Morancy stated in the BPDA letter.
Moore’s developments have included the Residences at St. Augustine condos on Dorchester Street in South Boston. He also is part of a team proposing to replace the Gulf gas station and convenience store on West Broadway with a 65-unit apartment building with restaurant and retail space.