Developers have filed plans with the BRA to replace a small industrial building and parking lot on Stonley Road, behind the MBTA's Forest Hills bus yard, with a five-story, 31-unit residential building.
Because of the location within an easy walk of the Forest Hills subway, bus and commuter-rail station, developers Bryan Austin and Sean Morrissey are proposing only 23 parking spaces in an underground garage.
The proposal calls for 23 two-bedroom units, six one-bedroom units and two three-bedroom units. Five of the residential units will be set aside as affordable.
In their filing with the BRA, Austin and Morrissey say they hope their building will become a "gateway" to revitalizing the street, now filled with garages and light-industrial companies.
The proposed project will result in revitalizing the appeal and vibrancy of the Stonley Road Street streetscape through converting of an existing one story structure, previously used as an industrial facility with an empty lot area, in a residential area. The new building designed in a Boston vernacular, complementary to the surrounding neighborhood and structures. The project will include a partial, underground level housing 23 parking spaces with supporting facilities. In addition a new sidewalk along the frontage of the property and along Stonley Road adjacent to the MBTA bus Yard providing safe public pedestrian access on Stonley Road to Brookley Road. We will provide pedestrian crossing striping at the proposed project connecting adjacent sidewalk to sidewalk along MBTA bus depot and crossing striping at the Stonley Road and Brookley Road intersection.
76 Stonely Rd. small-project review application (4.6M PDF).