A developer that has already put up three new buildings along Tremont Street on Mission Hill has filed plans with the BPDA for a fourth - a 31-unit residential building at 9 Burney St., just off Tremont.
New Urban Partners says its proposed building would also include ground-floor restaurant space and a parklet or "laneway" open to the public. The company says it is talking to local artists about possibly using the space for public displays.
Four of the units would be designated affordable.
The building would have just six parking spaces - due to its location near the Roxbury Crossing and Brigham Circle T stops.
In addition to five floors visible from the street, the building would have a recessed sixth-floor penthouse.
In its application, New Urban Partners explains the design:
Historically, Tremont Street has been an architectural line of demarcation between Boston's brick masonry buildings and its wood framed "streetcar" neighborhoods. Brick tends to be the material of the buildings along Tremont Street while the wood-framed buildings tend to populate the ladder streets which branch off from Tremont Street. In response to our specific local condition, we are proposing a two-part design with the brick on the facades that are most visible to Burney Street and the Laneway sides of the building and a lighter panelized facade system on the sides of the building which are most proximate to the nearby wood-clad buildings. The decision to use brick is specifically intended to elevate the overall material quality of the facades while signifying the retail uses on our ground floor and to continue the tradition of brick that is found throughout the structures on Delle Avenue just to the south of the site. The detailing on these facades will pick up on the nuances, depth, and shadow play of the historic buildings nearby. At the ground level retail and lobby, the building will have a more transparent base appropriate for those more public uses. Above the base on Burney Street and over the Laneway we are proposing Juliet balconies which will serve to activate the outdoor spaces around the building and encourage more life on the street.