In an era when developers seem to be competing to see how many apartments and condos they can cram into Boston, one developer has proposed converting nearly 8 acres of scrubland between Washington Street and Thrush Street in West Roxbury into a series of stand-alone houses.
In a filing with the BPDA this week, CAD Builders of Canton says its proposed "swath of single family homes," each with multiple bedrooms and each with its own unique design on land formerly used for storage by the Todesca landscaping supply company, would fit right in with the existing single-family homes of the nearby bird roads. And it would be better than the sort of multi-family units already on and going up along Washington Street - including on the site of the old Todesca place, the company says.
Besides, CAD continues, homes would certainly be a better use for the land than the old landscaping stuff - or the quarry that neighbors the land on one side.
CAD is familiar with the surrounding neighborhood - it's built several houses there.
CAD proposes to set aside 1.5 acres for permanent open space.
Each of the homes would sit on at least 6,000 square feet of land.