The Zoning Board of Appeal today gave a developer an extra year to start construction of a proposed 247-unit apartment complex just south of the Readville train station and the Sprague Street Bridge, down the hill from Sprague Street.
At a hearing this morning, John Pulgini, attorney for developer Jordan Warshaw, requested the extension because Covid-19 issues have delayed completion of the construction plans and soil testing Warshaw needs to submit to lenders for financing.
Warshaw won board approval last April for a two-building complex that will also include a large fitness facility, a coffee shop, a sports lounge, a daycare center and a work-share space for residents.
The board's vote means Warshaw now has until April 30, 2023 to start construction.
Warshaw first proposed a 650-unit, five-building complex in 2016.
The proposal is one of two for apartment complexes near the Readville train station. Another developer won approval in June for a 273-unit complex along Hyde Park Avenue near the Father Hart/Milton Street Bridge.
36-40 Sprague St. BPDA filings.