Developer Robert Raimondi today filed plans with the BPDA to replace a small commercial building and a parking lot at 1320 Dorchester Ave., at Ellsworth Street, with a six-story building with 80 studio apartments.
The units would be built under a city "compact living" pilot, which allows for units smaller than normally required. In this case, this means all the studios would be smaller than the 450 square feet that is normally the smallest allowed by Boston zoning.
Ten of the apartments would be rented as affordable.
The plans show a rooftop deck as an "amenitiy" the developer is required to provide in exchange for getting to build more units than usual. The plans have indoor spaces marked off as additional "amenity" space, but do not specify exactly what they would be outfitted for.
The plans show a total of six parking spaces. Raimondi says the building is four-tenths of a mile from the Fields Corner Red Line stop, which, under the compact-living pilot, allows a developer to build fewer spaces.
1320 Dorchester Ave. filings and calendar.