Two developers say a five-story, 46-unit condo building is far better for Brighton than the two "underutilized" three-family buildings they want to tear down on Hichborn Street, behind New Balance's new development along Guest Street.
In fact, in a filing with the BPDA, developers Joseph DiGangi and Matthew Pennino say replacing those two buildings alone are the sort of "community benefit" developers always say they're offering in exchange for exceeding a given parcel's existing zoning.
They say the building would fit in well with the existing neighborhood, including the New Balance development and a 20-unit, five-story building the BPDA has approved at 26 Hichborn St.
Other benefits to the community include providing more housing for the fast-growing Brighton market, a $30,000 donation to the Brighton YMCA and a $10,000 donation to the Brighton Youth Hockey Program, along with additional taxes from the new units, they write.
The building would have 50 parking spaces for residents.
Small-project review application (18.8M PDF).
Old-school Brighton bar to be torn down for condos.