Former Centro Latino Building is the Focus for Redevelopment

By Seth Daniel

A Revere developer with loads of redevelopment experience in downtown Chelsea is the latest person to propose an ambitious housing plan for the downtown district, this time focusing on the old Centro Latino building.

Gerry Sneirson of New Chelsea Development, who most recently redeveloped St. Stanislaus Church into living units, has purchased the Centro Latino building on Broadway and is planning to put 16 units of housing and three commercial units in the large, lynchpin building on an important corner of the Broadway business district.

Sneirson wasn’t immediately available for comment on the project, and it is currently winding its way through the various Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meetings.

The plan calls for one commercial unit in the basement and two on the first floor.

The first floor would also house parking for nine vehicles.

The second and third floors would have eight units each, for a total of 16 units.

The project would include building an addition to the rear of the building over the top of the existing parking lot.

The plan got an initial review a the ZBA on July 12, and was continued until Aug. 9.

It will receive a hearing at the Planning Board this month.

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