New zoning law knocks 61 units off project
By Jeff Simms
The developer of the proposed Edgewater project on Beacon’s waterfront returned to the City Council on June 25 to share revised plans following the adoption of a law that reduced the number of apartments allowed on the 12-acre site. The new plan, shown at right, includes 246 units, compared to 307 before the zoning change, although there are still seven buildings.
The Planning Board will be asked in July to reaffirm the project’s environmental approval and its fit with the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. From there, the developer must receive a special-use permit from the City Council before the Planning Board would consider final approval.Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a donation to support our work. Even $5 a month, charged automatically to your credit card, would be terrific. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.