A downtown development company last week filed a "letter of intent" with the BPDA for a 305-unit housing development on a vacant parcel between Hyde Park Avenue and the Northeast Corridor train tracks at the Father Hart/Milton Street bridge at the northern edge of the Readville train station in Hyde Park.
Ad Meliora, which says it expects to file detailed plans next month, first first began talking to residents about its plans for the 2.5-acre piece of land in 2015. The news comes as the BPDA continues its consideration of what is now a 492-unit apartment and condo proposal on the other side of Readville station, off Sprague Street.
Ad Meliora says its proposal will feature "a mix of rental and home-ownership opportunities," as well as a small park.
The proposal puts added pressure on the city and state to finally do something about the deteriorating traffic conditions at the bridge and nearby in Wolcott Square. MassDOT hopes to install new decks on the bridge next month, but nothing has been heard about plans to install traffic signals at the bridge and make improvements in Wolcott Square since April, 2017, when Mayor Walsh announced a $1.4-million plan.