An April 23, 2013 hearing at the Zoning Board of Appeal is scheduled to remove the supermarket proviso as part of the One Canal project along N. Washington Street bordering the West End and North End neighborhoods. One Canal, a $175 million, 12-story, 320-unit rental housing development expected to open in mid-2015.
Last summer, city officials conditioned their approval to developer Trinity Financial on the inclusion of a supermarket, but included a relief loophole should another supermarket open in the immediate area. State and city regulators said Trinity must have a supermarket signed up by March 1, 2013 in order to receive a land lease for the development to move forward. The only exception would be if another supermarket is “open and operating” in the nearby area.
Since then, TD Garden owner Delaware North and Boston Properties have announced they are looking to move forward with a double-tower mixed use development, including a Stop & Shop and a multi-level Target in front of TD Garden.
For more than a decade, the North End / West End / Beacon Hill Supermarket Committee has been advocating for an affordable full-service, walkable supermarket alternative to Whole Foods.
The hearing notice is shown below.
Update: The Boston Zoning Board of Appeal voted to remove the supermarket requirement from the development. Read more at Boston.com.