Developers for a project at 17-19 Dehon Street (located near the Wonderland T Station) received unanimous approval from both the Zoning Sub-Committee and City Council on Monday night to go ahead and apply for the permits to construct a building housing eight residential units and one 2,161 square foot commercial unit.
Attorney Cory Rhoades from D’Ambrosio and Brown said, “the property has seen better days and the owners want to replace the building with eight studio and one-bedroom apartments and one commercial storefront. The building will be oriented to people who take the MBTA.” The Revere Beach ‘T’ Station is in close proximity to the development. “This project is less dense than the ordinance provides and will be a catalyst for the entire area,” Rhoades said.
Arthur Guinasso who voted for the project said,” I am very much in favor. Both the Ward Councillor and neighbors all stated that they favor the project.”
“This is a great project,” said Council President Jessica Giannino.
Councillor Tony Zambuto echoed his colleagues’ sentiments stating,” this will transform the neighborhood and right now this area is so underdeveloped.”
Ward II Councillor Ira Novoselsky who represents the area, said, “ I am flabbergasted on how good it looks and fits into the neighborhood. This is a real good fit.”
The following conditions were also part of the approval process.
A sewer mitigation fee in of $11,440 paid to the city of Revere.
The installation of sidewalks along the full frontage of the property on North Shore Road and Dehon St along with streetscape improvements and planting of three street trees on Dehon Street and three street trees on North Shore Road.
Bike racks and bicycle storage space shall be included.