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A Byzantine, only-in-Boston, battle

NO ONE should be sweating out the fate of Olmsted Place. Not in a sensible world, anyway.

The 196-unit apartment development proposed for 161 South Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain won its city development approvals and zoning variances last fall. If the process were more rational, the project’s developer would now have a building permit in hand. The Boston Residential Group would be done with site demolition on South Huntington, finishing up on foundation work, and looking forward to getting a building in the air.

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