A Roxbury developer today filed plans with the BPDA for a seven-story building with 46 "compact" apartments and one condo on Elmwood Street at Roxbury Street, behind the Islamic Society of New England Cultural Center.
Under Triple-W Development's plans, the building would be mainly split between studios from 305 to 334 square feet and two-bedroom units between 663 and 687 square feet - topped with a single two-bedroom penthouse unit of 1,087 square feet, with no parking spaces.
Aside from the penthouse unit, the apartments are smaller than normally required by city zoning - which calls for a minimum studio size of 450 square feet - under a "compact living" pilot aimed at reducing housing prices through creation of smaller units and elimination of parking spaces in buildings near transit stations, in this case Roxbury Crossing on the Orange Line.
Seven of the units would be rented as affordable, to people making no more than 80% of the Boston area median income.
The building would be designed to meet "passive house" standards for reduced energy consumption and carbon footprint. The roof would have space for the installation of solar panels - along with decks for residents.
In addition to the apartments, the building would have 2,700 square feet of retail space.
1 Elmwood St. filings and calendar.