Build Together Update

Build Together Update

Where Things Stand

Trinity Financial’s proposal to build a 4-story, 72-unit complex at 150 Centre Street is currently at a standstill.

The Boston Public Development Agency (BPDA) voted to declare the site blighted, thus removing any requirement for review by the Zoning Board.  We do not believe that the Fitzpatrick autobody lot meets the criteria to be declared blighted, thereby receiving exemption from our neighborhood zoning laws. Epiphany School, the residential abutters, and an individual community member have appealed the decision.

That's three appeals in total, so the fight is far from over!

A Few Key Points

In the News

Area around the Shawmut T station no blighted hellhole, school says in suit over BPDA approval of affordable apartment building there (Universal Hub: January 12, 2024)

Court fight pitches a different vision for Shawmut housing proposal (Boston Globe: January 29, 2024)

Epiphany School Seeks to Overturn Boston Planning & Development Agency Decision on Project (CaughtInDot: January 12, 2024)

For a complete listing of articles, visit our In the Media page.

Build Together's Proposal

The site currently consists of two separate parcels: a parking lot owned by Epiphany School and an auto body shop owned by Fitzpatrick Brothers.

Since Epiphany owns the parking lot, under Trinity’s proposal the 72-unit rental complex would be confined to the Fitzpatrick parcel, and would provide NO parking spaces for its residents.

Our proposal, on the other hand, combines these two parcels into one large parcel, preserving Epiphany’s opportunity to continue to develop its campus by incorporating its existing lot.

Under our proposal, the new affordable housing would be built along Center Street.  We advocate for 32 family-sized units with a pathway to homeownership for residents, and our proposal includes parking spaces for all residents.

Epiphany’s supporters have already committed donations of over $3 million to turn this dream into a reality.

Epiphany School, the abutters, the St. Mark’s Area Civic Association, the Melville Park Neighborhood Association, and the Codman Square Neighborhood Council are pro-housing, supporting affordable housing with a path to homeownership that is compatible with OUR community and goals.