May 16, 2022

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The Car & Automotive Devotees

Gas station redevelopment project approved for Weymouth’s Jackson Square

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WEYMOUTH – The owner of a gas station in Jackson Square has agreed to scale down the site’s redevelopment by reducing the number of apartments and eliminating plans for a restaurant. 

Abdallah Metri, of ANGJ LLC, plans to knock down the 2,600-square-foot gas and service station at 1441 Commercial St. and put up a three-story building with one-bedroom and studio apartments and a 1,600-square-foot retail space. 

He received a special permit from the zoning board of appeals for the Herring Run Apartment project, along with several variances, including for parking and the building height.

Neighbors initially expressed concern about the density of the project and the height of the proposed building. Metri agreed to reduce the height from four to three stories, cut the number of apartments from 24 to 22 and scrap plans for a 75-seat Middle Eastern restaurant, instead opting for general retail.

“Based on everything we were given for concerns, I feel like we’ve dealt with those,” said Michael Schilling, an engineer for the project.