By adamg on Tue, 07/17/2018 - 6:32pm
Abandoned parking lot next to the trailer park could be torn up for apartments.
A developer has proposed replacing an abandoned parking lot and scrubland on the southbound side of VFW Parkway with a two-building, 258-unit apartment complex.
Lincoln Property Co. of Waltham submitted a letter of intent with the BPDA last week to create a "vibrant neighborhood apartment community" on 4.6 acres of land between the Boston Trailer Park and the Prime auto dealership, on land currently owned by a trust started by James Clair, who started the dealership that became Prime.
The proposed four-story buildings would house one- and two-bedroom apartments and have a total of 387 parking spaces and "signficant open space." Some 34 of the apartments would be rented as affordable, Lincoln wrote.
Lincoln's next step is to submit a detailed "project notification form" for the proposal.
Lincoln said it has gotten support from trailer-park residents and local officials. Its letter does not mention any discussions with officials in Dedham, right down the road.