North Quincy looking at 700-plus apartments over 2 proposals

One is the huge project proposed for the T station, and the other is right across the street.

Patriot Ledger | By Sean Philip Cotter
March 15, 2017

QUINCY – If various developers’ plans go as they hope, more than 700 apartments will be built around the North Quincy MBTA station over the next couple of years.

Quincy’s planning board Wednesday night heard about two separate project proposals for the area right around the T station.

The larger of the two is a proposed mixed-use development on the T property itself. The project would feature about 610 top-of-market apartments, 50,000 square feet of commercial space and 1,600 parking spaces. It would be undertaken by North Quincy Partners, a limited-liability corporation created by Atlantic Development of Hingham and Bozzuto Group of Washington, D.C.

Atlantic Development president D.J. MacKinnon gave the first of what he said would be several presentations to the planning board Wednesday, focusing on utilities and ground-level work for the site, which is about three city blocks.

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He said his company has received plenty of feedback about what should go on the ground floor. Some people want a grocery store; others want restaurants.

“We’re not looking to draw people from 10 miles away,” he said – they want the storefronts to cater to North Quincy.

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