Wicked Local Braintree | By Ed Baker
February 20, 2017
The demolition of the former Ye Olde Brick Grille in Weymouth Landing on Feb. 18 has paved the way for the Weymouth Board of Zoning Appeals to review a proposed plan to construct 84 apartment units with shops on the ground floor on Washington Street.
Board members will review the proposal by property owner Nick Delegas during a March 1 public hearing.
“It is up to the town to approve what we presented,” Delegas said Monday, Feb. 20. “We have gone beyond our way to help the town.”
Delegas said his development team recently helped Weymouth secure a $1.6 million Mass Works grant to unearth a 150-foot section of a brook that runs underneath Weymouth Landing as part of an effort by the town to create an open-air plaza.
Weymouth is required to complete the day-lighting of the Smelt Brook under a mitigation agreement the town made with the MBTA in 2003 to accommodate the construction of the 27-mile Greenbush commuter rail.
The awarding of the $1.6 million grant by MassWorks followed a Nov. 16 decision by the Weymouth and Braintree conservation commissions to grant Delegas an order of conditions for the demolition of the former Ye Olde Brick Grille.
Much of the restaurant was demolished by a crane and workers removed some portions of the building by hand to avoid damaging an adjacent struture, according to Delegas.