BRA Approves Two Mixed-Use Projects

Boston – The BRA board offered its support for Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation’s Four Corners Plaza project, a 43,537sf, entirely affordable development with 31 rental units and 9,200sf of commercial space. The $14.5 million project is composed of two buildings, one of which will contain 28 units and the commercial space, while the second building will consist of three townhouses. Four Corners Plaza was designed by DHK Architects.

The developer plans to begin construction on the project in 2017.

Approval also was given to the site of a former gas station at 1650 Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton that will be transformed into a five-story development with 40 condominiums, 2,400sf of retail space, and a fitness center for residents. The $18 million development will be a mix of 12 one-bedroom units, 25 two-bedroom units, and three three-bedroom units. Five of the units will be deed restricted as affordable, in accordance with the Inclusionary Development Policy.

The developer has agreed to make a $35,000 contribution to the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to fund improvements to green space in Allston-Brighton. Construction is expected to begin in late fall, and the developer hopes to complete the project by summer of 2016.