BRA Community Meeting on Lowe's Allston/Brighton Proposal

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will be holding community meetings to discuss Lowe's Allston/Brighton proposal on

Monday, April 5, 2010 & Monday, April 26, 2010

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Jackson Mann Community Center Auditorium
500 Cambridge Street
Allston, MA 02134

On June 6, 2007 Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc., submitted a Project Notification Form for an approximately 180,000sf retail store with four hundred and three (403) parking spaces on two (2) levels of parking. The BRA issued a Scoping Determination on September 7, 2007 requesting further study of impacts associated with the proposed development. On March 10, 2010 Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc., submitted a Draft Project Impact Report (that is available on the BRA’s website) for a proposed retail store and garden center containing approximately 144,600sf on 6.9 acres of land. Lowe’s will be responsible for demolition of the existing buildings and construction of the new facility. The proposed project will consist of approximately 101,600sf of retail, 22,500sf of garden center, 12,500sf of storage and 8,000sf of office and accessory uses. A portion of the garden center will be “open air” and while other areas will be covered. Parking will be supported on two (2) levels and have a total of three hundred and eighty-seven (387) spaces, two hundred and two (202) at grade and one hundred and eighty-five (185) on level two. The store’s loading will be isolated to the western portion of the site and garden center loading on the easternmost portion of the site.

For more information on the project or the meetings please contact:

Jay Rourke
Senior Project Manager
Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02201
617.918.4317 - w
617.742.7783 - f
jay.rourke.bra@cityofboston.gov