Developer Henry Chen has filed plans with the BPDA to add four floors with 23 apartments to a currently vacant one-story building between the Rockland Trust and Santander Bank branches on Market Street in Brighton Center.
The ground floor would remain as commercial space, although Chen, the owner of Cynergy Realty, would seek to rent it out rather than let it lie fallow. His $4.5-million proposal, is, of course "transit oriented," although it also includes 24 parking spaces in "the increasingly popular Brighton community."
The building is ideally situated within close proximity to several MBTA bus routes, making it a convenient commuter building for future residents. The Project is located within Brighton Center, which provides residents of the building plenty of opportunities to live, dine, conduct business, and thrive, with access to a number of restaurants, cafés, stores, and banks.
Three of the apartments would be rented as affordable.
UPDATE: A public meeting originally scheduled for March 3 has been canceled.
421-425 Market St. small-project review application (6.1M PDF)