A new proposal could bring more than 150 apartments and a restaurant to Mattapan’s Blue Hill Avenue.
A letter of intent was filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency May 10 on behalf of the developer for a mixed-use development project at 1590 Blue Hill Ave. It would be designed by local architect Jonathan C. Garland.
According to the filing, the project “contemplates” the construction of two buildings on the site that spans from Blue Hill Avenue to River Street. Building A would be a six-story building along Blue Hill Avenue with 65 residential units and 4,475 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Building B would front River Street and would also be six stories but would house 100 units and 44 garage parking spaces. There would also be ample visitor and bicycle parking, as well as a BlueBikes station in front of the site on Blue Hill Avenue.
The project would be within walking distance of the MBTA’s Mattapan light rail station in Mattapan Square.
While the number of affordable units was not specifically outlined, the filing does note the developer is “committed to exceeding” the requirements of Boston’s Inclusion Development Policy for creating affordable housing at the site.
Community benefits of the project include adding a locally owned and operated family-style sit-down restaurant on the ground floor of the building, incorporating more family-sized units, approving pedestrian conditions adjacent to the property and enhancing existing connections to the Neponset Greenway and Mattapan Station. The project will also include tree plantings and the creation of 2,700 square feet of green space accessible to the public.