A Wakefield developer has proposed replacing an unused garage and tool and die facility at 946 Saratoga St. in Orient Heights with a 42-unit residential building overlooking Noyes Park.
In a recent filing with the BPDA, CB Equities says the design of the proposed $10.4-million building seeks to emulate nearby triple deckers:
The scale and rhythm of the building takes the existing and adjacent triple decker typology and abstracts them to the scale of the proposed development. The adjacent triple decker bays are re-considered as bays, which continue the rhythm of the street and break up the mass of the building.
The proposal calls for 43 parking spaces. The developer adds that by creating a new curb along what is now essentially a long ramp to the garage, it would create five new on-street parking spots.
CB says it would agree to shovel the sidewalks along Noyes Park for 10 years.
The BPDA will hold a public hearing on the proposal at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, 150 Byron St.
946 Saratoga St. project-notification form (19.8M PDF)