The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans for two condo buildings for artists on what are now city-owned vacant lots on Terrace Street.
Under plans by Terrace Bravo of Cambridge, the lots at 40-42 Terrace, between Alleghany and Tremont, and 132 Terrace, near Cedar, would each get a four-story building with seven condos and a shared first-floor work space for residents.
The units - with one bedroom each at 132 Terrace and with two bedrooms at 40-42 - would be sold at to people making no more than 80% of the Boston area median income. If enough artists cannot be found to fill all the units, they would be marketed, still as affordable, to the general public.
The roughly 500 square feet of shared studio space would be designed with special ventilation and to be opened up to the public for open-studio and other events.