A proposal to replace two small stores next to Hibernian Hall on Dudley Street in Nubian Square with a five-story apartment building lost at the Zoning Board of Appeal today.
The board actually voted 4-1 to approve the proposal, but state law requires at least five votes. Board Chairwoman Christine Araujo cast the opposing vote, after expressing concern about the lack of three-bedroom units in a neighborhood she said needs more family housing.
Mohammad Masud and Rina Akter, had proposed razing the one-story commercial buildings they bought in 2019 with a five-story building split between one- and two-bedroom units. The new building would also have had ground-floor retail space.
The board only had five members at the hearing, rather than its normal seven. The developer could have asked for a deferral because of this, but declined.
190 Dudley St. documents.