A Brookline landlord will soon file formal plans to replace the former Uno headquarters on the road to Millennium Park in West Roxbury with two five-story residential buildings, in a formerly quiet commercial area rapidly turning into an apartment zone.
In a letter of intent sent to the BPDA yesterday, a lawyer for Brookline landlord Anwar Faisal says the new 121-unit apartment complex on Charles Park Road would prove "inviting [to] commuters who work all over Greater Boston to take up residence in West Roxbury."
The buildings would have 85 parking spaces in an underground garage as well as storage space for 121 bicycles.
There is a 36 bus stop across the street. The letter of intent claims the site is "less than a twenty-minute walk" to the Needham Line stop on Lagrange Street, which obviously "makes it an ideal location for commuters working in the downtown Boston area," at least for those who enjoy a hearty walk and the challenge of crossing the busy VFW Parkway.
The buildings would be outfitted for today's " modern urban residents," including "semi-private amenity spaces" where they could get out of their apartments but still work or study remotely, as well as more traditional open spaces ideal for getting to know one's neighbors.
The proposed buildings would sit next to a complex, now under construction, of a 70-unit apartment building and 18 townhouses, which in turn is next to an occupied 80-unit apartment building that sits where the IHOP used to be, next to the Home Depot, where the drive-in movie used to be. All sit between VFW Parkway and the land where the Boston city dump used to be until it was closed, capped and turned into Millennium Park and the now closed West Roxbury High School.
100 Charles Park Rd. filings and calendar.