The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a builder's plans for an apartment building on one side of Heron Street in West Roxbury and a condo building on the other.
Peter Heaney's proposal calls for 40 rental units in one building, with 33 parking spaces in a garage and 5 at spaces at street level, and 32 condos in the other, with 24 garage spaces and 9 street-level spaces. Five of the apartments will be rented as affordable; four of the condos will be sold that way; Heaney will also pay $72,000 to a fund maintained by the BPDA for increasing the number of affordable housing units in Boston.
Heaney said that as part of the project, he would rebuild Heron Street, which is currently in bad shape.
That promise won particular praise from people already living on Heron Streets, part of West Roxbury's bird-streets area. Residents also praised Heaney as a quality builder who has always done good work. The mayor's office and City Councilor Matt O'Malley also supported the proposal.
The two buildings are the latest of several new projects along Washington Street south of Lagrange.
In June, the board approved plans for 29 single-family homes on two new roads to be called Starling Street and Toucan Road. Another developer is currently finishing up a 46-unit building at 4945 Washington St., where AJT Supplies used to be.
Heron Street documents.