Multi Residential

BPDA Approves Development Projects

Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors has approved development projects in East Boston and Allston that will create 60 residential units.

The 44 North Beacon Street project in the Allston neighborhood proposes the construction of a new five-story building with 30 residential rental units and one commercial/office space. As currently proposed, the 30 rental units will consist of two studios, four one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units, and 12 three-bedroom units.

The approval of the 656 Saratoga Street project will yield the construction of a three-story building with 30 rental units, including four income-restricted units, 30 off-street parking spaces, and at least 30 onsite bicycle storage spaces. As currently proposed, the 30 residential units are anticipated to consist of 14 studio units, seven one-bedroom units, and nine two-bedroom units.

In addition to the two new projects, the board approved tentative designation for the redevelopment of the BPDA-owned Parcel 12, located at 280 Tremont Street in Chinatown.

The proposed project includes 152 income-restricted rental and homeownership units to be developed by Asian Community Development Corporation and Millennium Partners. A portion of the affordable units contribute to the Inclusionary Development Policy requirement for the Winthrop Square project.

The tentative designation of the parcel follows a robust community process with the Chinatown community about the vision for the site, which is currently used as a parking lot.

In addition to the affordable residential units, the project proposes to expand the adjacent Double Tree Hotel and the adjacent Tufts Shared Services garage and will include an activated community space.