Developer plans apartments, retail for Brighton Avenue
A developer has filed plans with the city to build as many as 138 apartments in Allston/Brighton.
According to a letter filed with the Boston Redevelopment Agency, the city hall agency that oversees large building projects, the developer, Eden Properties, plans to build a “mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented development” on three parcels on Brighton Avenue and Gardner Street, near Packard’s Corner and the Green Line B line. The notice was submitted ahead of a more detailed project notification form, which the letter said would be submitted within two months.
“The proposed project is anticipated to include ... approximately 8,0000 square feet of new retail space on Brighton Avenue, 68 parking spaces on the ground floor tucked behind the retail space, covered bike storage for 138 bicycles, and an on-site bicycle repair station,” the letter said.
The project would occupy three lots whose current structures -- a house and two low-rise commercial buildings -- need to be demolished, the developer said, and zoning requirements also would need to be changed. According to the trade publication The Real Reporter, two of the properties were bought in January for a combined $6.2 million.