The BRA board yesterday approved two new residential buildings in East Boston, and changes to a waterfront tower already under way.
The board approved a converting and expanding 151 Liverpool St from its current use as commercial space (which had a fire earlier this week) into 24 residential units, 4 of them affordable. The building will have 35 parking spaces.
Also approved: A 14-unit residential building at 31 Orleans St., which will have two affordable units and 20 parking spaces.
The board gave the developer of a 259-unit project on New Street on the waterfront to tear down an existing 9-story building and replace it with a 16-story tower. The BRA had earlier approved plans that called for sticking seven new floors atop the existing structure, but developer Gerding Edlen said it turned out the building was unsuitable for that.
Rather than include affordable units in the building, Gerding Edlen will give the BRA $7.8 million to pay for such units elsewhere.