DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOMES & RETAIL SPACE

Protecting prime real estate from market-rate development

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Project Details

  • Purchased by JPNDC and New Atlantic Development on January 7, 2020

  • L-shaped parcel on Washington and Green Streets

  • Existing building is home to two small businesses, El Embajador Restaurant and DeChain Auto Service

  • Relocation costs for both businesses due to construction will be compensated in accordance with the Uniform Relocation Act (URA)

  • Plans call for a new building 100% affordable senior apartments plus retail space that JPNDC hopes will be occupied by El Embajador

  • Our Small Project Review Application was submitted to the BPDA in September 2020.

PROCESS AND NEXT STEPS

  • The public comment period ends October 30. Click here to view project information filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency.

DOCUMENTS

Small Project Review Application to the Boston Planning and Development Agency, 9-23-20

MEDIA

Washington Street Site Lands in Community HandsJamaica Plain Gazette, Jan. 24, 2020

CONTACT

Owners of El Embajador Restaurant

Background

  • El Embajador opened at 3371 Washington Street in 1991, DeChain in 2004

  • Affordability has declined rapidly along the Washington Street corridor and countless lower-income households have been displaced. Along 13 blocks between Forest Hills and Egleston Square, more than than seven new developments with 900+ units—the vast majority of which are market-rate, with rents starting at over $2,300 for a studio—have gone into construction over the past six years.

  • 3371 Washington Street represents a victory for all the community members who pushed for higher affordable housing requirements in the JP/Rox planning process.

  • Many, many organizations and community members played a role. The City of Boston, especially Chief of Housing and Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development Sheila Dillon; attorney Gabriela Mendoza, City Life/Vida Urbana, Keep it 100% Egleston, Egleston Square Main Street, City Councilor Matt O’Malley, and State Representative Liz Malia.