Fort Point Channel project plans changed
Dec 2010 24

Goldman Properties and the Archon Group, through their W2005 BWH II Realty L.L.C. partnership, has proposed changes to its plans for a series of buildings located in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood of Boston.

Instead of tackling all the changes at once, the “Amended and Restated Development Plan” would authorize a phased approach to the 49/51/63 Melcher Street Project.

Phase I would be undertaken in conjunction with the development of the Proponent’s nearby project located at 319 A Street Rear, and would include rehabilitating and converting the existing building at 63 Melcher Street into an approximately 34,700 square-foot residential building with approximately 38 residential units.

Of these approximately 38 residential units, five would be affordable, artist live/work units which will partially satisfy the affordable housing required for the Proponent’s project at 319 A Street Rear, approximately 27 would be smaller unit types, of which four would be affordable, and would range in size from approximately 340 to 500 square feet, and approximately six would be loft-style units.

Phase II would proceed independently of the Proponent’s project at 319 A Street Rear, and would rehabilitate and convert the existing buildings at 49 and 51 Melcher Street into an approximately 185,250 square-foot, integrated commercial building with a single elevator core and continuous floors.

The originally approved 49/51/63 Melcher Street project included approximately 224,136 square feet for gross floor area. The Proposed Project would include approximately 219,950 square feet of gross floor area, an approximately 4,186 square-foot reduction in size.

Plans for the new building proposed for 319 A Street Rear were approved earlier this month.

There is a public meeting on January 10, 2011 from 6:00-7:30PM at Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc. (BH+A), 300 A Street (Conference Room, 1st Floor) to discuss the project and the changes.

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