The neighborhood had its first look at the proposed new building on the existing surface parking lot at 124-126 Salem Street. The informational presentation was made at last week’s meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee.
Owner Colin Yip, represented by Attorney Daniel Toscano and an architectural team presented renderings and design features as part of a zoning relief application to construct a 5-story building (55′ high) with 9 condominium units (including 4 studios), 4 parking spaces (one possible Zipcar) and space for ground floor retail.
Some units will have narrow recessed balconies and the building will sport an ornamental wrought iron front facing. The building will include sprinklers, elevator and an interior trash chute / dumpster. Access to parking will be from Salem Street where an existing curb cut exists. Abutters have been negotiating regarding blocked windows and the proponents said that all surrounding properties are in support of the project. Mr. Yip said he plans to reside at the property. The proposed renderings below should be considered preliminary and subject to change.