171-apartment Quincy Center project gets green light

Patriot Ledger | By Sean Philip Cotter
May 10, 2017

QUINCY – One of the three major changes planned as part of a wave of major development for the Hancock lot has received a green light.

Quincy’s planning board Wednesday night approved a seven-story, 171-apartment mixed-use building at 1500 Hancock St.

The project, proposed by LBC Partners of Boston, also includes 15,000 square feet of commercial space and a glass atrium walkway leading to the open area behind the building.

The 53,000-square-foot project was proposed through the city’s urban redevelopment plan, so the planning board is the only local permitting board that has to sign off on the proposal, granting the project a certificate of consistency with the city’s redevelopment plan document.

The board did so unanimously Wednesday night, following a short public hearing that yielded largely positive comments from the audience, with several residents saying it would promote business and activity around Quincy’s downtown area.

“I think this project would be a good addition to the center,” said resident Craig McDonald.

Dan Bailey, an attorney representing LBC at Wednesday night’s meeting, said that the developers plan to break ground in the coming weeks.

“They’re ready to start with demolition,” he said.

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