Developer proposes replacing eyesore foundations on Mission Hill with 15-unit residential building
By adamg on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 7:08pm
Savage Properties has formally proposed a 15-unit building to replace the foundations for two three-family buildings that were never built at 40 Fisher Ave. on Mission Hill.
The proposed building would have two one-bedroom units, six two-bedroom units and seven three-bedrooms. One of the smaller units and one of the three-bedroom units would be marketed as affordable. The developer is proposing ten parking spaces in a garage and a fitness room, and hopes to begin construction this fall.
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Finally, someone building
Finally, someone building some new units that families could fit in. It's probably too good to be true though, some NIMBY will put up a fight and the project will turn into one bedroom luxury units with two parking spaces each.
I used to live right there.
I used to live right there. Families could move in there but its almost all college kids.
As much as I'm pro-building,
As much as I'm pro-building, I wish all these projects had a little more thought put into the design. Slightly rounder outcropping areas and siding would have it blend into the neighborhood way better.
Those are historic
Much like fire hydrants and parked cars on streets in Beacon Hill, those foundations are historic. How can the city allow such a travesty to occur?
It's gonna be students
Unfortunately, Savage has a history of developing properties on Mission Hill, packing them full of college students, and handing the oversight of the property off to a non-responsive company. I know because I am surrounded by fairly new Savage-built properties.
holy cow, you aren't kidding
I was all excited about this for the exact reasons as everyone else-- family sized apartments in Mission Hill! But after seeing your post, I hit the assessor's site for Savage (Melanie &/or Jason) and you aren't exaggerating-- they're like the Finebergs of Mission Hill.
While he does own a ton of units in the Mission Hill/Brigham Circle area, I think overall he has a pretty good reputation in the neighborhood (he lives here too). A lot of his buildings are only rented to grad students and professionals.
Students live there because
Students live there because it's near the school and it's what's available. You can't blame the property managers for the fact that students want to live there. And the fact that they're "packed in" is really just a biproduct of the insanely high rents. Also unless they're living more than one to a bedroom it's hard to see exactly what law or moral code they would be violating.
More than one to a bedroom?
There's also laws banning discrimination on marital status and relationship, so if they're a couple, they can live "more than one to a bedroom" all they want.
Fantastic, dense infill with
Fantastic, dense infill with units that families can fit in. Developers take note!
Developers love to build this
Developers love to build this stuff. It's the neighborhood associations clamoring for shorter buildings and less "bulk" that makes these kinds of units so scarce.
are they going to be those little mini apartments for $2,500.00 a month?
Mission Hill / Mission Main
Mission Hill / Mission Main will be for college students and Medical Personel in the Longwood area they are trying to force families out to take over the area which is very convenient to most public transportation, hospital, Fenway, Downtown Theater District. it is very sad me and my husband both work 2 jobs to try and put our children through college to be told we make to much to be living in Mission Main it's very hard and stressful every year thinking when we go to renew our leases they're going to tell us we have to move