The developer of a residential complex going up between Hyde Park Avenue and the Amtrak/commuter-rail tracks at Forest Hills south of Ukraine Way is asking the BPDA's permission to let it change plans for six three-bedroom units into twelve units split between one and two bedrooms each.
Urbanica says it's learned from its efforts to market 18 three-bedroom units in earlier phases of the project that there's just not much of a market for family-friendly units right next to what passes as the nation's only high-speed rail corridor. In a letter requesting permission to change the units, it writes:
One of the reasons is that the project is right next to train tracks, which may be a concern for families with small kids.
Although the change would mean six more total units, the basic dimensions and designs of the buildings would remain the same, the company says.
Change request letter (811k PDF).