A Cambridge developer this week submitted detailed plans to the BRA for replacing an existing car-rental place, small office building and large house at 89 Brighton Ave. with a 138-unit apartment building with 69 spaces for cars - and 142 for bicycles.
In his filing, Noah Maslan of Eden Properties says the building will be aimed at the growing number of small household who would rather ride a bike, rent a car or take a car service than deal with owning their own car in the city.
The 57 bus runs past the building and it's a short walk to the Green Line.
The Project will offer quality transit-oriented housing at moderate prices with the privacy and access to neighborhood amenities that residents desire. Furthering the goals of the Boston 2030 Housing Plan, the building offers professionally established neighborhood residents the opportunity to stay and put down roots, increasing neighborhood stability in Allston Village. 89 Brighton Avenue is oriented to this growing demographic of smaller households with low car ownership, predominately renters, who want to live in a vibrant, dynamic, and transit accessible neighborhood.
Maslan said 15% of the units will be rented to people making no more than 70% of the area's median household income.
The first floor of the building would be devoted to retail uses.
Maslan hopes to break ground in May, 2016, with construction taking about a year. The city recently announced an indoor skate park and vintage market in the larger of the three buildings until the building is torn down.
89 Brighton Ave. project notification form (33M PDF).