The city of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals approved a four-story, 700-unit self-storage facility with 16 parking spaces on Tuesday. Developer Lou Cabral expects to begin the $9 million, eight-month project in July. The Boston Redevelopment Authority also gave its approval.
The new facility will be located at 380 E. St. in South Boston. Cabral told the source he is developing the facility because his research shows there is an increasing demand for self-storage in the area. His attorney, representing Cabral before the board, said the traffic increase in the neighborhood will be minimal.
The project is supported by the mayor’s office and the offices of at-large City Councilors Stephen Murphy, John Connolly, Felix Arroyo and Ayanna Pressley. The office of City Councilor Bill Linehan, state Sen. Jack Hart, state Rep. Nick Collins, and state Rep. Marty Walsh also voiced their support.