Roxbury Preparatory Charter School yesterday filed a "letter with intent" with the BPDA that signals it will soon file detailed plans to replace auto sales and repair buildings on Belgrade Avenue and West Roxbury Parkway with a three-story school for 800 students.
The proposed school, on a one-acre site, would replace temporary high-school quarters for which it has a three-year lease at the old Most Precious Blood School in Hyde Park.
Roxbury Prep is proposing 66 on-site parking spaces, with 20 at street level and the rest in an underground garage. It says it expects most of its students to get to and from the building on public transit - either via the Needham Line's Bellevue station next door to the site or via buses that run up and down Belgrade.
In addition to the BPDA, the project will need zoning-board approval.
In its letter to the BPDA, the school says it now has sign off from at least 200 near-by residents. Its initial meeting with neighbors last year did not go well, with residents complaining about both traffic and the idea of hordes of teenagers roaming their streets.
Roxbury Prep letter of intent (878k PDF).