MG2 Group, which has a number of East Boston projects under way, is proposing to replace the garage at the rotary in Orient Heights with a four-story, 27-unit residential building with room for ground-floor retail.
In a proposal filed with the BPDA today, MG2 says it would provide 25 parking spaces for the building, located 900 feet from the Orient Heights Blue Line station.
The units would be split between one- and two-bedrooms. Four of them would be marketed as affordable. The filing does not specify whether the units would be apartments or condos.
Developers have been snapping up auto-repair garages and auto yards in East Boston over the past couple of years as prime locations for new residential development.
The building’s massing is derived from an assessment of it’s site context and urban conditions. A mix of hardi board, metal panels and other design elements which are consistent with the design standards set forth by the BPDA will provide a strong identity along Orient Heights Square, and serve to have the building become a focal point. The design will present a unique appearance as it relates to it’s immediate context and will serve as a compelling precedent for the area’s future development.
2 Ford St. small-project review application (51M PDF).