The MacNamara Funeral Home operated at 458 Washington Street for 77 years before closing its doors for good in 2011. A local developer now wants to turn the Brighton space into housing (a complete copy of the plans can be seen here.)
According to the development proposal – put forth by Watertown-based SMC Partners – the two-story, 5,100 square foot structure would be converted to four residential units. Additionally, another building would be constructed on the adjoining partially vacant lot. Its 23,300 square feet would be comprised of 24 units (one studio, 19 one-bedrooms and eight two-bedrooms) and a 19-space parking garage (29 outdoor spots are proposed as well). If the project is approved, it would require an estimated year of building and 30 full-time construction personnel.
The property has been garnering attention since the start of its vacancy last year: Hera Development Corporation had plans to replace the funeral home with a 9,000 square foot branch of NH-based grocer Nature’s Green.
A Boston Redevelopment Authority-run public hearing on the project will take place on June 19 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Brighton Knights of Columbus on Washington St.