The Davis Companies this week filed detailed plans with the BPDA to gut an existing warehouse building at 112 Shawmut Ave. and turn it into a 13-floor, 143-unit residential building.
In its project-notification form, Davis said it is working with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England on a proposal to replace the C-Mart supermarket and parking lot at Herald and Washington with a 14-story building with up to 302 residential units and with the Boston Chinese Evangelical Church on a proposal to replace the church's current three-story building at 120 Shawmut with an 11-story building with 72 units.
The developer and the two groups would seek BPDA approval to reclassify their three parcels as a "planned development area," which would let them and the BPDA toss their existing zoning and create new rules just for them.
Davis plans to completely gut the interior of the current building at 112 Shawmut Ave., leaving only the facades along Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street. Rather than renting or selling any of the units as affordable, Davis will hand over money to the BPDA "for the development of nearby affordable housing." A three-level garage, two-thirds underground, would provide room for 124 vehicles. Space on the ground floor could be turned into a cafe.
The C-Mart property could become a 14-story building housing 302 residential units, 14,200 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 120 parking spaces.
According to Davis, the church property, once a nursing home, could be used for a 150-foot high building housing:
Two religious sanctuaries, a gymnasium, fitness rooms, office, classroom and meeting space for religious educational, recreational and social services uses, a small (approximately 2,000 sf) ground floor commercial space, and approximately 72 residential units.
It would have room for 30 cars in a garage.
The Davis filing triggers a BPDA review process for 112 Shawmut Ave. The other two projects have yet to be filed with the authority.
112 Shawmut Ave. project-notification form (41M PDF).