Greenhills proposal gets civic hearing on Thursday

A proposal by the owners of Greenhills Irish Bakery to replace their current building with a four-story structure with nine residential units and first-floor retail space will be considered by the membership of the Cedar Grove Civic Association this Thursday evening (Nov 16). The group meets at 7 p.m. at the McKeon Post, 4 Hill Top St.

Dermot and Cindy Quinn, who own the popular store at 780 Adams St., introduced the idea to abutters in August. The plan requires the demolition of their existing building. The civic group’s agenda calls for a vote to be taken on the proposal at this week’s meeting.

At an abutters meeting covered by the Reporter in August, Cindy Quinn said: “We’ve worked hard on this plan to make something that will add to the neighborhood and that people will accept. We’ll see what the city says and abide by the rules, but the units are small and efficient…We put a lot of thought into it.”

The condo units would include three two-bedrooms and six one-bedrooms, with no parking provided. The units would be sized at between 600 and 800 square feet.

Dermot Quinn said the construction period would last around two years and added that they have a plan to temporarily relocate Greenhills Bakery within the Adams Village area.

The project will require Zoning Board variances for maximum floor area ratio (FAR), maximum height, rear setback, and off-street parking (16 spaces required, none provided).

Also on Thursday’s agenda: John and Anne Lydon’s proposal for a new pub in the former Butcher Shop space; a thank you presentation to outgoing District 3 councillor Frank Baker; and a public safety update from Boston Police C-11 community service Officer Mike Keaney.

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