A developer filed formal plans with the BPDA this week for a four-story, 36-unit apartment building on Lochdale Road, off Washington Street.
In a rarity for a proposal served by numerous bus lines and a half-mile walk to a T stop, developer Owen Kiernan's filing never once uses the phrase "transit-oriented development." In fact, the proposal calls for more parking spaces than units - a total of 46, "in response to community concerns and requests for adequate on-site parking."
Kiernan has been working to transform the parcel since at least 2017, when he originally proposed a five-story, 42-unit building.
His $7-million proposal would include five affordable apartments. He hopes to begin construction late this year, with completion expected for early 2021.
In addition to the BPDA, the zoning board will also have to approve the proposal.