A Canton developer that owns 7 3/4 acres of land off Washington Street in West Roxbury has alerted the BPDA it will be filing plans to put 29 single-family homes on the land.
In a letter of intent filed with the agency this week, CAD Builders, LLC says it wants to put the land on what is technically a street, but in practical terms an unpaved pathway from Washington Street just south of the Speedy Market and Heron Street to where Willet Street Ts with Thrush Street.
CAD says it would build an actual road for the homes.
The filing is unusual in a city where developers have long scrambled for any piece of land on which to put apartments and condos.
The land, which CAD already owns as a series of small parcels, sits next to one of the few parts of Boston where developers have built new single-family homes in recent years - but also next to where a developer is currently building a 46-unit apartment building, where the Todesca garage used to be.