The BRA yesterday approved a 124-unit housing project on the long grassy field on Hyde Park Avenue between Ukraine Way and Tollgate Cemetery.
Urbanica, Inc., is proposing 48 townhouse condos and 76 apartments on the parcel, which once sat under the end of the elevated Orange Line. Some 44 of the units - 6 of them condos - will be marketed as "affordable." Apartments will range from studios to three-bedroom units.
The T selected Urbanica in 2012 to develop the land, fallow since the opening of the new Orange Line in 1987. The developer hopes to break ground next spring and build the $40-million project in three phases, with the apartments the last to be finished, in fall, 2018.
Urbanica is proposing a total of 90 parking spaces - one for each condo and a total of 42 for the apartments. The company is also proposing to modify the intersection of Hyde Park Avenue and Walk Hill Street. Also planned: Three "pocket parks" on the land.