The BPDA board today approved a developer's plans to tear down an eyesore of an old gas station at Belgrade Avenue and Beech Street and replace it with a three-story, 18-unit apartment building.
Attorney John Pulgini said the site's prominent location at a key crossroads for both Roche Bros. shoppers and commuters deserved a design that was "nothing short of spectacular."
The building will have 33 parking spaces in an underground garage. Two of the units will be marketed as affordable.
BPDA board member Carol Downs, who used to live in Jamaica Plain but now lives in Roslindale, praised the project, saying it's about time denser projects were developed in neighborhoods like West Roxbury to take some of the pressure off JP.
The board also approved an a plan for affordable units in an 11-unit building earlier approved by the ZBA at 312 Spring St.