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Council Supports One Story Addition at 102-104 Prince Street Buildings

Preliminary rendering for 102-104 Prince Street

Owner Joyce Pedi of 102-104 Prince Street has filed to construct a one story addition on both buildings. At 104 Prince Street, an additional change in legal occupancy is also being sought to go from four to five residences. The buildings will be up to 55 feet (before mechanicals / headhouses) after the renovation and addition.

Presented by Attorney Daniel Toscano on behalf of Joyce and Gary Pedi, plans were discussed to renovate the buildings including a one story addition. No roof deck or balconies are planned at the property.

The building will be primarily for rental apartments. The owners currently reside at Lincoln Wharf but said they may later decide to live on Prince Street themselves. Gary Pedi operates the Lavanderia shop on the ground floor of 102 Prince Street at the corner of Thacher Street.

Neighbors at 105 Prince Street asked for the renovated building to have a trash room for cleanliness and to encourage recycling. There was also a discussion regarding garbage issues and locked bicycles in front of the building.

Model prepared by an abutter of 104 Prince Street.

Abutter Thomas S. objected to the addition at 104 Prince Street because he will be losing light to his apartment that he also uses as an artist space. He presented a model to demonstrate how the addition will be configured relative to his residence at 105 Prince Street.

Domenic Piso, an abutter, expressed support for the project at the meeting, while asking for an expedited construction time. An unassociated building at 106 Prince Street has been under construction for years and remains uncompleted.

NEWNC voted 6-1 to support all of the proposed changes at the 102-104 Prince Street properties. The Residents’ Association (NEWRA) hears the plans on December 11th. The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will make the final determination and will hear the case on December 16, 2014.

View the complete presentation and discussion in the video above.