The BPDA board yesterday approved two projects that would mean hundreds of new residential units and retail space on Harrison Avenue.
Winning board approval: A 650-apartment complex stretching from Harrison to Albany between East Canton and East Dedham streets and a 324-unit building with both apartments and condos on Harrison between Traveler and East Berkeley.
Leggatt McCall's Harrison Albany Block would involve construction of two new 11-story buildings and reuse of two buildings left over from when the site was owned by Boston Medical Center. The company had initially proposed 710 units in two buildings, one of which would have risen 19 stories.
The BPDA says the project will mean $3 million in new annual tax revenue for Boston; as a non-profit organization, BMC paid no taxes on the land.
Leggatt McCall says about 65 of the units will be marketed as affordable - some designated specifically for working artists. The company will pay into a BPDA fund to purchase or subsidize another 65 units someplace else.
Harrison Albany Block BPDA filing (83M PDF).
Related Beal's 370-380 Harrison project would include 92 condos and 232 apartments in a 14-story building on the site of the former Quinzani’s Bakery and Ho Kong Bean Sprout.
At least 20% of the units will be marketed as affordable, the company says.
370-380 Harrison Ave. BPDA filing (53M PDF).