New Look: The Railyard

Lazarus Industries is moving forward with plans for a $17 million mixed-use development at the edge of the Larkin District.  The Railyard will include sixty-two apartments, 51,000 sq.ft. of commercial space, and 55 parking spaces on a 3.7-acre vacant site. The project has undergone slight changes since first being unveiled in 2021 including the addition of four more apartments and more light industrial space.

2021 Design

New Design

From the project application:

To meet the growth and development needs of the neighborhood, the owner wishes to create a mixed-use work and living space at the vacant lot of 567 Swan St. The Project will include a new, 3-story interconnected mixed-use building, a new single-story metal building, surrounding a 55-space parking lot between the buildings, at the rear of the property. The Project will be comprised of 62 apartments ranging in price from $650 to $1350 per month, approximately 36,000 square feet of 7 ground-floor commercial spaces and 15,000 square feet of 2 warehouse spaces for light manufacturing. Zoning board approval was granted and the property was rezoned from a C-R zone to N-1S (Secondary Employment Center). Planning board review and approval is now required to continue moving the project forward.

The north and west facing frontages of the building along Swan and Jefferson Street will include commercial spaces starting at 2,000 sq.ft., ideal for commercial, medical, office and restaurant tenants, with the possibility of light manufacturing. Additional commercial space in the rear of the project will be targeted towards warehouse or light manufacturing tenants.

The design by Schenne & Associates calls for an exterior of stacked stone, cementitious siding, metal wall panels and aluminum storefront glazing. The Planning Board will review the project tomorrow.

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