Stop & Shop and New England Development recently filed their formal plans to turn the current Stop & Shop property on Everett Street in Allston into "a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood focused on healthy living and eating," with up to 1,050 apartments and condos, a state-of-the-art "urban-style grocery store," office and retail space and a half-acre "community green."
The proposed Allston Yards - next to the New Balance developments in Brighton, rather than the old Allston freight yards - would also have up to 1,300 parking spaces and a "publicly-accesssible rooftop terrace."
The supermarket company and developer say the would be "transit oriented" because of its location near the new Boston Landing commuter-rail stop.
They added they would build the project, which will include four buildings between 13 and 20 stories - in phases over several years, which would let the existing supermarket stay open until its replacement is ready. The first phase would include construction of a 360-unit residential building and the new supermarket, along with creation of the "community green" at Guest and Arthur streets and improvements to nearby intersections.
In addition to the mix of apartments and condos and the 67,000-square-foot supermarket, the project would include 300,000 square feet of office space and 50,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space.
The filing says the new development would complement and extend the work New Balance has done on the Brighton stretch of Guest Street:
The Proposed Project extends the vibrant, pedestrian-oriented streetscape of existing Guest Street through its Project Site to Everett Street. With improved access and circulation along a retail-, restaurant- and residential-oriented Guest Street Extension, both sites will benefit from the density and program mix. Buildings lining Guest Street Extension thoughtfully frame the community green to create programmed open space between the two sites as an amenity for those who work and live in the neighborhood. The proposed building heights are consistent with the existing and planned Boston Landing buildings so that the two developments relate while each afford dynamic downtown views. The network of streets created on the Project Site ties into the new Boston Landing MBTA commuter rail station at the end of West Street. Therefore, the Proposed Project will complement and enhance the success of the Boston Landing project by providing a variety of uses and connectivity between the two projects and surrounding street grid.
Boston Landing to the left, Allston Yards to the right:
Allston Yards project-notification form (96M PDF).