A developer has filed plans for a 17-unit apartment building on Washington Street near Grove Street in West Roxbury.
Antonio Ferrara, who lives a half mile from the site, says the four-story building, which would replace the current Lee Myles Transmission shop at 5205 Washington St., would add "energy and vitality" to the intersection, which is now dominated by small restaurants and stores, hugging one side of the extinct volcano formed 400 million years or so ago, as well as several auto-related businesses.
In his filing with the BPDA, Ferrara proposes 26 parking spaces in a first-floor garage, along with 12 enclosed spaces for bicycles.
Nine of the units would have one bedroom, the rest two.
The project meets zoning requirements for the site, the filing says.