Both North End / Waterfront neighborhood groups supported Collin Yip and his plan to develop 124-126 Salem Street with a five story building in what is now a 13-space parking lot. The new building will include nine condominium units with commercial (restaurant or retail) space on the first floor.
The members of the Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 26-5 on January 9th and the representatives on the Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 8-3 on January 13th.
A major change in the proposal from the initial round of meetings was the decision not to include parking, but rather enlarge the commercial space on the Salem Street ground floor.
An extensive presentation of the project with a model and renderings was made at the January 2014 NEWRA and NEWNC meetings. These videos are shown below.[responsive_youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn4vHF-2f8I] [responsive_youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YK2r6ExQYQ]