Community meeting Wednesday to discuss North Quincy apartment project

Patriot Ledger | By Patrick Ronan
October 3, 2016

The Ward 6 city councilor is hosting a community meeting Wednesday to discuss a North Quincy landowner’s plan to knock down an auto-repair shop off Quincy Shore Drive and build a six-story apartment building.

Murphy Brothers Inc., which owns the auto garage at 57 Quincy Shore Drive, has proposed constructing 28 apartments on the top four floors and 56 parking spots on two garage levels. Each apartment would hold two bedrooms and range in size from 900 to 1,500 square feet.

Residents can learn more about the project and ask questions during Wednesday’s community meeting at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center (senior center) at 440 East Squantum St. The meeting was scheduled by Ward 6 City Councilor William Harris, who represents Squantum, Marina Bay and parts of North Quincy.

Last week, the apartment project at 57 Quincy Shore Drive received variances from the city’s zoning board of appeals. Robert Harnais, the Murphy family’s attorney, said the zoning board voted to allow the project to bypass the city’s setback and height requirements for that location, which is in the Residence C zoning district.

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