BPDA will take up 150 Centre Street project on Nov. 16

A rendering of the 150 Centre Street project. Trinity Financial image

A controversial proposal to build an affordable housing complex on Centre Street next to Shawmut MBTA station will get a crucial hearing before the board of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) at a meeting on Thurs., Nov. 16. The board authorized the project to move to a board review at its meeting on Oct. 12.

The proposal, dubbed 150 Centre Street at Shawmut, would create a 72-unit, 4-story residential building on what is now a 29,286 square-foot site used by the Fitzpatrick Brothers Auto Body business.

The developer, Trinity Financial, Inc., says that the site is ideal for so-called “transit-oriented development” and will be “fully affordable.” The project has faced stiff resistance from abutters and some other nearby residents, who have petitioned to block the project, arguing that it’s too dense for the neighborhood.

The board is scheduled to take up the matter at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be televised on Boston City TV (Xfinity Channel 26, RCN Channel 13, and Verizon Fios Channel 962) and live streamed on boston.gov.

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