The Archdiocese of Boston has filed detailed plans for a three-building, 217-unit residential complex at Tremont Street and Melnea Cass Boulevard in Roxbury on the grounds of St. Katherine Drexel Church.
The $130-million proposal, which calls for 202 apartments and 15 condos, would have 75% of its units rented or sold as affordable. The plans also call for the church to remain on the grounds and undergo renovations.
The plans, filed by the archdiocese's Planning Office for Urban Affairs and JGE Development with the BPDA, also call for new space for an existing ABCD daycare, a community room, some retail space and 60 parking spaces in an underground garage. Roughly 1.3 acres of the 2.5-acre site will be used for publicly accessible space, including walkways.
The Proposed Project's gateway prominence, as a key location in the Roxbury Cultural District, will showcase a dynamic combination of permanent and temporary public art that will celebrated the rich cultural diversity, history and heritage of Nubian Square.
The tallest of the three buildings would be 14 stories.
The proposal calls for planting new trees - and preserving existing trees on the site.
Map showing the footprints of the three buildings and the public access:
The proposal calls for construction to begin in late 2025.
The proposal is the latest in a series of projects along Melnea Cass Boulevard:
Drexel Village filings and meeting schedule.