Developers unwrap detailed plans for Mattapan Square apartment building

Architect's rendering of 466 River St.

Architect's rendering.

Preservation of Affordable Housing and Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp. recently filed detailed plans for their 135-unit apartment building on what is now a parking lot next to the Mattapan trolley station.

Some 51% of the River Street apartments will be rented to people making 60% or less of the Boston area median income.

The plans call for construction of a nine-unit condo building after the apartments are finished, along with 70 parking spaces for renters, 9 for condo owners and 8 for the stores the developers will rent space to in the apartment building's first floor. The proposal also calls for retaining 50 spaces for commuters using the Mattapan High Speed Line.

The MBTA is leasing the land to the developers for 99 years. According to PoAH and Nuestra Communidad, which will spend $57 million to build the apartments and condos:

The Mattapan Square area is on the cusp of economic and physical revitalization. The upcoming construction of the MBTA's Blue Hill Avenue/Cummins Highway Commuter Rail Station, coupled with the City of Boston's recent implementation of public improvements in Mattapan Square, reflect commitments by the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to lay the groundwork for the development of transformative projects in this key commercial hub. Moreover, the MBTA's decision to move forward with the development of a transit-oriented development project at Mattapan Station reflects a focused and sustained commitment to establish an environment that will attract future investment. Additionally, the project's mix of residential housing and commercial space will provide additional retail services and support a lively street environment and neighborhood vitality.

466 River St. proposal
466 River St. proposal

466 River St. project-notification form (25M PDF).

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You mean ...

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The one they said they were thinking of shutting down, then decided not to, at least for now.

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you mean

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no peeling paint, crumbling masonry, brown and yellow color schemes, graffiti, or vinyl banners adorning store fronts in multiple languages that read "Checks cashed, lottery, groceries, cigarettes, EBT/WIC accepted?"

Before you go calling me racist or something, I live there, that is generally a good description of the main streets in the area.

ANY new development I would say should be welcome with open arms.

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Right?

Why can't these fucking animals consider the fact that their very existence and the fact they can't afford fifteen dollar Appletinis offends your tender sensibilities? I mean,not like you're racist or have any idea what it's like to struggle there, but hey, fuck those people,amirite?

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Jump the gun much?

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This was a comment in response to the usual pearl-clutching "it doesn't fit the character of the neighborhood!" nonsense. I'm not sure where you leap from there to accusing someone of being racist and hating poor people. Or liking appletinis which is also pretty low.

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WOW

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so filled with rage you didn't bother to read the second half of my comment? I LIVE HERE. I am also not rich, or even well-off. I am not poverty level but I do shop half priced warm beer at Morrissey liquors and half price food at Daily Table soooo, piss off I guess?
I eagerly await the myriad of pics you will post showing the beauty and cleanliness of the buildings and streets in Mattapan Sq, Morton Village, etc etc. Works of art they are...

Look at the people on bikes....

Why are they riding on the grass?!?!?! Unacceptable.

Never mind, I didn't know they were installing an artificial turf lane for mountain bikes. That is cool, carry on.

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You missed something in the drawings

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The people in the drawings, er, um, look like the people who live around Mattapan Square. So kudos for the people who put that together.

Also, this plan looks good. Can't wait until its built.

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So

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49% of the units be priced at 140% market value continuing to push to rid Boston of it middle class.

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Math is Hard

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Not everyone can work that magic.

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pretty sure

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it means you'll be stepping on your neighbor's dog's poopies. please stay off the grass.

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Looks good

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Not the most unique look (all these new places look like this) but it does seem nice. Build it!

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Please stop

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Enough is enough..... The city is busting at the seems. That area is already as congested as it can be. Please stop allowing this mr Walsh
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You do realize

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This is right next to a transit station.

I mean, if you want the people of Mattapan to get priced out because no new housing units come online, fine. I just hope you own, because if you don't, that commute to Boston from Taunton will be very long.