Old Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Demo’d, Eight-Story Build Approved

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    A development lot that recently held a small, mixed-use 19th century brick building has been cleared “under emergency conditions” following a partial collapse this spring. The three-story building at 43 Claver Place, which was less than 18 feet wide on the front end, had already been partly demolished when the collapse happened, according to a demolition permit.

    We happened to stop by late last week, when it looked like a worker was trying to do something with some bricks that still litter the lot. 

    The property changed hands in 2013 for $725,000. Approved plans are already in place for another mixed-use building, this one with eight stories, seven units, and retail on the ground floor. The new-building permit and the rendering, which is from an old Massey Knakal marketing brochure, predate the sale, so the new owner could have other plans in mind. Do you like the existing plans and design?

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