The following preliminary dimensional numbers were provided by the developer.Office Building
Height: 126 feet (10 stories – 5 office over 5 parking)
Garage Parking: 563 spaces. One space per 400 sq. ft. of office.
Garage Parking: 435 spaces. 1.5 spaces per unit.
Total Garage Parking: 998 spaces (excludes MBTA garage)
New Vehicle Trips: 5,000 Average Daily Trips (estimate)
Ward 4 Aldermen Docket a Request for Riverside Zoning
On November 9th and 10th, the RSNC Steering Committee and the Ward 4 Aldermen met with BH Normandy to discuss the status of the Riverside project and the possibility of an all-residential (possibly 40b) project. The steering committee and the aldermen felt that a mixed-use project of some type was still the preferred option, when looking at the balance of: major impacts (school, traffic, etc.), money available for mitigation of those impacts, annual tax revenues, and quality of life for the local residents.
As a result of subsequent discussions, BH Normandy is now prepared to significantly lower the density of the project and is proposing to eliminate one of the two office buildings, a reduction that should have a large impact on the traffic problems. This reduction would be balanced by including a residential component comprised of 290 units- higher than their October proposal, but slightly lower than their June proposal. The developer has indicated that they are flexible on the mix of sizes of those units- which is the primary driver of school impact.
Docket text (as of 11/17/2011):
a mixed-use transit-oriented district at the site of the current Riverside MBTA rail station. The proposed new zone shall allow by special permit a single commercial office building not to exceed 225,000 square feet with a maximum height of 9 stories, two residential buildings not to exceed 290 housing units in total, retail space not to exceed 20,000 square feet, along with a multi-use community center.
There still remains much work to be done as there are major outstanding issues.
Please contact members of the steering committee to help work on these problems as well as to let us know what you think about the project.