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Council Approves Special Permit for Beach Development

Revere Journal Story

Sue Woodcock April 6, 2018

Monday night the City Council approved a special permit for a non-conforming use to build a 145-unit apartment development at 320-327 Revere Beach Blvd. on the site of the current Bianchi’s and next to the St. George.

Plans call to raze three buildings on the property and then construct a six-story, 145-unit, mixed-use structure. There will be a new restaurant on a café/retail space. There will be 79 studio/one-bedroom units, 66 two-bedroom units and no three-bedroom units. Five stories will be built above podium parking.

There will also be parking for 188 cars. There will be a seven-foot buffer zone from the building to the boulevard. There will also be a shuttle bus service and access to zip cars.

Attorney Lawrence Simione and the developers have met a few times with the residents of the St. George where much opposition to the project came from citing traffic and parking issues, and the developers appeared in front of the City Zoning Board of Appeals last week seeking variances. The request was tabled until next month’s meeting, but the special permit from the council that was issued on Monday night takes precedent.

Simione said parking will be charged within the lease. The developer is financing a traffic study of Revere Beach Boulevard, Northshore Road and other waterfront areas.

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