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"His company’s site at 40 Crown Street, which property records show Hager bought in 2014 for $14.5 million, allows for a seven-story, 70-foot-tall residential building as-of-right. Hager is proposing to rezone the property so that he could build a 16-story, 157-foot-tall mixed-building with about 15,000 square feet of retail.
The 400,000-square-foot building, which would front along the entire block of Franklin Avenue between Crown and Montgomery streets, is set to include 390 units. Of those apartments, 105 would have below-market rents.
If Hager signed a supermarket to the retail space, he could add enough bonus square footage to allow for 16 additional units."
they got their foot in the door now the whole area will rise to that height. And there is not enough parking there as it is. A huge traffic jam does not count as an impact.
I saw a few people in yellow vests on different days counting pedestrians (they told me after I inquired) who said they were from the "spice factory." Couldn't get more info out of them seemed like they maybe didn't know anything else. They were on President and Franklin. Is this sort of "traffic study" typical?
I also saw people on the corner of Sullivan and Franklin, and Franklin and Empire within the past week.