A Dallas developer says it will soon file plans to build 270 apartments in nine low-slung buildings on the Hyde Park side of the Stop & Shop/Walgreens strip mall on American Legion Highway.
In a letter of intent filed with the BPDA today, the Lincoln Property Company says its proposal for the 14-acre site will include 455 parking spaces - as well as a clubhouse, an outdoor pool and a dog park and playgrounds for residents,
All of the buildings would be two or three stories, all of the units would have either one or two bedrooms. The company says that because the parcel is so large, it will not need to win any variances from the zoning board. However, its size means it will require BPDA meetings and approval.
The heavily wooded site, roughly two blocks from Hyde Park Avenue, is currently owned by the Jubilee Christian Church, International, of Mattapan and is at the base of Barry's Ledge, where a quarry once provided stones for use by the Boston Elevated Railway.
In more recent decades, the top of the hill sported tall towers meant to hold netting for a driving range that never opened. The towers came down after what was then NStar bought that land.
990 American Legion Highway letter of intent.