Construction cranes may be crowding some of Boston's neighborhoods, leaving areas such as Broadway, Downtown Crossing and Boylston Street in the Fenway looking like something out of a SimCity game on "cheetah" mode, but, in fact, Boston's surge of luxury housing is largely bypassing large swaths of the city. You can get an idea of what's going on by taking a look at the Zoning Board of Appeals' long Aug. 5 agenda and comparing the construction projects going before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 5 in South Boston with those in Roslindale and West Roxbury:
- 30 B Street
Raze existing structure, erect a building for 37 residential units, two commercial spaces and parking for 25 vehicles.
- 230 Bowen St.
Combine lots, raze existing structure, erect a building for six residential units and parking for six vehicles.
- 7-13 Vicksburg St.
Combine parcels, erect four townhouses.
- 170 West Broadway
Erect a five-story building for 33 residential units, a restaurant, retail space, and parking for 39 vehicles.
- 354 K Street
Change the legal occupancy from a one-family dwelling to a two-family dwelling.
- 37 Knoll St.
Erect an addition to rear of property.
- 56 Stella Rd.
Erect a two-family dwelling.
- 136R Maple St.
Erect a one-car garage.