10 Stonley Road, Jamaica Plain

TYPE:

Mixed-Income Rental

TOTAL DEVELOPMENT COST:

Approximately $17 Million

TOTAL UNITS:

45

PROJECTED COMPLETION:

2022

The 10 Stonley Road development site includes three adjacent parcels on Stonley, Brookley and Stedman roads in Jamaica Plain that total some 16,290 square feet (0.37 acre) of land. A petroleum company currently owns all three properties and operates out of a single-story cinder-block building from the 1950s and the associated outdoor service space. This existing use has a blighting impact on the adjacent neighborhood with its well-maintained older homes. Additional new residential development is also underway or planned nearby, due in part to the proximity of the MBTA Orange Line and major open space amenities including Franklin Park and the Arnold Arboretum.

The four-story residential building, with some 39,858 square feet, includes 45 living units and 19 ground-floor parking spaces, accessed from Stonley Road. The proposed apartment mix includes five (5) one-bedroom Artist Live/Work Units on the ground floor, and nine (9) studios, 23 one-bedroom units, seven (7) two-bedrooms units, and one (1) three-bedroom unit on the upper floors, where some units have balconies. Exceeding the city’s Inclusionary Development Policy requirement that 13 percent of units be affordable, the percentage in this development will be 22 percent, at an average of 50% of Area Median Income, and will include all of the artist units.

Amenities for residents include a ground-floor gym, interior bike storage for 38 bikes plus additional outdoor bike racks, and a postal/package storage room. Two (2) of the parking spaces are accessible, including one to accommodate a van. A fourth-floor common area with balcony and deck also has an accessible bathroom. Streetscape improvements on all three street-facing sides of the development, including new curbing and sidewalks as well as street trees and planting beds, are also planned.

Review and refinement of the project involved an extensive collaborative process with community groups, abutters, and the Boston Planning and Development Agency through the Article 80 Small Project review process, with input from the offices of Arts and Culture, Housing Policy, and Disabilities.

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