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Another residential tower proposed for Allston's GAP

22-24 Pratt Street rendering

Drone's-eye view by Stantec Architecture.

Two developers this week filed plans to further the transformation of Allston's GAP from a warren of student-filled apartments and industrial buildings into a collection of taller residential buildings and towers, with plans for a 322-unit apartment building with a 16-floor wing off Pratt Street, next to the former Conrail train yard.

Houston-based Hines and Framingham-based Calare Properties filed their plans for the 2.2-acre site with the BPDA on Monday. The next day, the Zoning Board of Appeal approved plans by City Realty for a 17-story apartment building a few blocks away on Ashford Street.

The GAP is named for Gardner, Ashford and Pratt streets, the main streets in the now tightly packed area between the train yard - where Harvard plans to build life-sciences labs, offices and residences - Boston University, Packards Corner and Linden Street.

The Hines/Calare project would be next to the 172-unit Allston Green apartment complex planned to replace six current houses on Pratt Street and the hulking building formerly home to the infamous Garage nightclub - which itself would be across the street from a series of new and renovated buildings being developed by City Realty.

The Hines/Calare building would have three wings; the other two wings would be eight and seven stories. Plans call for 48, or 15%, of the units to be rented as affordable.

The plans also call for a garage with 92 parking spaces.

The front of the complex would consist of a driveway off Pratt Street and lawns and a "rain garden" as a buffer to the back of the Allston Green complex.

22-24 Pratt St. filings and meeting schedule.

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Will they put a store here?


Yes, Ha Ha Ha, Yes.

146 units per acre? 3:1 parking ratio? Sign me up.

Now all we have to do is get the state to not fuck up the rail yard redevelopment. (Good luck with that one.)


Because while, yeah, there is that little road project at the Charles River end, Harvard's development of the land is all under the review of the BPDA.


Will all of the projects in this area be following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles?