The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 273-unit, two-builiding complex on what is now an unused, sunk-away industrial site on Hyde Park Avenue at the Father Hart Bridge, next to the inbound platform at the Readville commuter-rail station.
Ad Meliora, headquartered downtown, has proposed a two-building complex with one building with 151 condos and the other with 122 apartments. The complex will also have space for a restaurant as well as a 4,400-square foot "pocket park" along Hyde Park Avenue.
Some 15% of the units will be marketed as affordable, with the condos aimed at people making no more than 80% to 100% of the Boston-area median income and the apartments limited to people making no more than 70% of that income level. The city only requires 13% of units be income restricted.
An underground garage shared by the two buildings will have 200 spaces, but is large enough that another 100 cars, via a stacking system, could be accommodated if need be.
Both the mayor's office and the office of City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo supported the proposal. Nobody spoke against.
The BPDA board approved the proposal in December.
The complex is the second large residential development proposed for what was once the sleepiest section of the city - last year, the board approved a 247-apartment complex on Sprague Street, just to the south of Readville station.
1717-1725 Hyde Park Ave. documents.