Friday, August 22, 2014


Just want to share some progress on our 74 Highland/1-13 Dorr Street e-homes at Highland Park, Boston. We now have the start of a basement! 

74 Highland Formwork

74 Highland Unit D Basement

Friday, August 8, 2014


Parcel U | Aerial View

Urbanica filed the Project Notification Form (“PNF”) for the Parcel U Project in accordance with the Article 80B-1 Large Project Review requirements of the Boston Zoning Code on  August 1 2014.

The Project involves development in three phases of a new project with landscaping and open space that offers a mix of homeownership townhouses and rental apartment building which includes 24 Energy Efficient Townhouses (48 condominium units +/-) and one block of 76 units +/- of Multifamily Mixed-income rental apartments totaling approximately 190,000 square feet of gross floor area (inclusive of parking and utility support areas), which in total will contain approximately 124 dwelling units +/-, ground floor retail space and a community room on Parcel “U”, with approximately 126,070 s.f. +/- of land in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood, and bounded by Hyde Park Avenue, Ukraine Way, Toll Gate Cemetery, and the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks on a surplus parcel currently owned by the MBTA and on part of the remaining land after completion of the Southwest Corridor project. 

Parcel U | Phase A Townhouses

Parcel U | Phase B Townhouses

Urbanica, in collaboration with The Community Builders, the Mixed Income Housing Partner for the mixed-Income rental apartments, will lead a team of professional designers, planners, engineers and consultants with extensive experience in the development of mixed-use projects.  

PARCEL U | Apartment Building

There are three major open spaces within the three phases that will provide a variety of urban outdoor experiences. The green spaces include a buffer zone between Tollgate Cemetery and Phase A development, a pocket park at Walk Hill intersection and a public park adjacent to Phase C development. These open spaces are conceived for allowing view, light and air for the residents and pedestrians along Hyde Park Avenue.

By closely following the recommendations of the 2008 Forest Hills Improvement Initiative comprehensive planning study, as discussed, the Proposed Project aims to supply much needed additional housing for Jamaica Plain in close proximity to the Forest Hills MBTA Station while respecting the residential scale and unique feel of the Forest Hills area. The Proposed Project will also contribute towards meeting the City of Boston’s goal of adding 30,000 new housing units by 2020.

For the BRA Article 80 Project Review PNF Document, please click [HERE].

Visit the project microsite, for updates and detailed information.