Residents near the Clay Car Center on Belgrade Avenue at the West Roxbury Parkway yesterday heard preliminary plans to replace it with a new Roxbury Prep High School.
Under the proposal, which has yet to be formally submitted to the BPDA, the school, which is now based on Wachusett Street in Jamaica Plain, would move into a new three-story building with room for 750 students.
School officials expect most students would get to the school by public transportation, minimizing the impact on surrounding streets. The auto-repair center - which started as Clay Chevrolet - is next to a stop on the Needham Line, for which students can use their school-issued CharlieCards.
The proposal is the latest for the western stretch of Belgrade Avenue.
Clay is across Anawan Avenue from a fairly new residential/retail building, which itself is across a dead end from where a developer has proposed a four-story residential and retail building - right next to where Exodus Bagels just set up shop.
And the BPDA and the Zoning Board of Appeals recently approved replacing the long abandoned gas station on the other side of the parkway with 18 condos.