The Boston Planning & Development Agency approved projects in the Allston, Dorchester and South End Neighborhoods. In total, these projects will create 164 residential units, 29 of which will be income-restricted.
In Allston, the BPDA approved a new artist live-work space at 90 Braintree St. The project supports Allston’s artist community by creating new housing, as well as new income-restricted artist live-work space. The project will include a six-story building with 111 new rental units. Twenty-two units will be income-restricted and
five will be designated as artist live-work space.
The units will be a combination of studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units.
The main floor of the building will include an artist working space. There will be garage parking for vehicles, as well as onsite bicycle spaces.
Project developers will contribute $500,000 to the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation to help fund 20 affordable housing units on Hano Street long with additional community benefits, including $75,000 for bike lane improvements as part of the Allston Brighton Mobility Plan, $49,000 toward a new Bluebikes station and $111,000 for improvements at nearby Penniman Park.
Twenty homeownership units are coming to 1154-1156 Dorchester Ave. with three units designated as income-restricted. The project will include the construction
of an addition onto an existing building to create a transit-oriented, five-story building. The housing units will be a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and will include onsite bike parking. The ground floor of the building will include commercial, office and community space.
As part of the project, the developer will widen a portion of the sidewalk on Dorchester Avenue, design and install an ADA-accessible crosswalk across Dorchester Avenue at Greenmount Street and Dewar Street and contribute $5,500 to the city’s Bluebikes program.
In Boston’s South End, a new project at 1395 Washington St. will bring 33 homeownership units, four of which will be designated income-restricted.
The existing building on the property will be demolished and replaced with a six-story building that will also include commercial retail space. The housing units will be a mix of studios and one-bedroom units and will also include 34 bike parking spaces.
The developer will also contribute $25,000 toward open-space improvements in the South End and widening the sidewalk in front of the project site.