BRA Gives Approval to Navy Yard Residential Project

Artist's rendering of the proposed Navy Yard Project that was approved by the BRA.

Artist’s rendering of the proposed Navy Yard Project that was approved by the BRA.

Developers of a residential project at the Charlestown Navy Yard received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval last week.

Kavanagh Advisory Group received unanimous approval from the BRA to build 54 residential units and transform a vacant parcel at 1st Avenue and 9th Street in the Charlestown Navy Yard known as Starboard Place.  Of the 54 units, 11 will be designated as 11 affordable.

The Navy Yard is a National Landmark, so Starboard Place has been designed to conform to Historic Monument Area design guidelines, which are in agreement with the National Park Service, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Boston Landmarks Commission, and the BRA.

On September 13, 2012 the Boston Redevelopment Authority designated Kavanagh Advisory Group as tentative developer of Parcel 39A in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Kavanagh Advisory Group has proposed developing a 54 unit residential development of 48,000 gross square feet. The development consists of 16 Studio apartments, two one bedroom units, and 27 one bedroom and den units as well as the 11 affordable units within the development.

The developer is also is targeting LEED Silver status for the project.

According to the BRA the project will create 150 construction jobs and cost $16 million to complete.

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