Charles McCarthy and Patrick McDevitt of East Way Development LLC have filed plans with the BPDA to replace the building with Ottavio's Barbershop at 472 W. Broadway with a five-story building with 16 "compact" condos.
The units, all with two bedrooms, would be around 615 square feet, under a city "compact living" pilot that lets developers build units smaller than normally required on the theory they will sell them at reduced prices.
The proposed building would have 11 parking spaces - in a garage with "a three-tier semi-robotic auto lift." The compact-living pilot requires parking in buildings more than a half mile from a train stop - the building is at least 0.7 miles from the Broadway and Andrew Red Line stops.
In addition to the BPDA, the zoning board would also have to sign off on the proposal, which is denser and on a lot that is too small than allowed under current zoning.
Two of the units would be sold as affordable. The first floor on the Broadway side of the building would be used for commercial space.
In their filing, McCarthy and McDevitt describe the $9 million building's exterior esthetic, which they say was designed to fit in with both existing buildings and with new buildings approved at 480 and 457-469 W. Broadway:
The exterior finish materials proposed for the West Broadway side will be consistent with much of the older housing stock around Perkins Square: brick veneer, bay windows with metal/wood panels,and accent metal roofing. The exterior finish materials proposed on the Athens Street side reflect a more industrial, streamlined aesthetic: colorful lightweight concrete panels, stacked brick patterns, and natural wood lap siding. The materials and architectural massing have been designed to visually reinforce the contextual mix of housing types and architectural styles in the neighborhood.
They hope to begin a year of construction this fall.
472 W. Broadway small-project review application (27.2M PDF).