No Supermarket on Parcel 2A, B and C

November 22, 2011
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Construction has started on the second of four development parcels in the Bulfinch Triangle between Haymarket Station and North Station.

The development reportedly will include retail on the first floor with apartments on several floors above.

The first development project “Avenir” adjacent to Canal and Causeway Streets, along with portions of the MBTA’s North Station was completed a few years ago.

That development included luxury apartments with retail including a large CVS on the first floor.

“This parcel was originally scoped by the BRA for a neighborhood supermarket but the winning developer, Trinity Financial was apparently able to convince the City to relocate the supermarket to another Parcel, 2A, B and C located closer to Haymarket Station,” according to a North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee report to its members.

When the original selected developer defaulted, Trinity Financial was awarded development rights at Parcel 2A, B and C the report states.

The new proposal by Trinity for this site, commonly known as the “Supermarket Parcel, calls for first floor retail establishments and luxury apartments on the upper floors. No community supermarket is included in the plan the report notes.

The PNF triggers BRA and public review under Article 80 of the City’s Zoning Code, which is currently underway.

The ZLC Committee believes the BRA is attempting to schedule a community meeting on the proposal, possibly in early December.