Developer Jim Keliher had two pieces of good news for members of the Brighton-Allston Civic Association last night: He's decided to sell the 62 units at his new two-building complex at 99 Tremont St. in Brighton as condos rather than rent them as apartments - and he will include language in the initial condo-association rules that purchasers are barred from renting them out on Airbnb and similar services.
Members of the neighborhood association detest new apartments because they only increase the number of alleged transients in the neighborhood. Ditto for services such as Airbnb.
Keliher added that the condo docs will also have a provision limiting the number of investor-owned units to 25% of all the units in the building.
Under rules set by the BPDA - which will have to approve the switch from apartments to condos, Keliher will also set aside eight of the units for sale to people making no more than 70% of the area median income.