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Jamaica Plain project takes next step toward winning city approval

A rendering of The Residences at Forest Hills.ICON Architecture

A large apartment building proposed for the Forest Hills section of Jamaica Plain has taken the next step toward winning city approval.

Developers Thursday filed detailed plans for The Residences at Forest Hills, a 252-unit complex across Washington Street from the Forest Hills Orange Line station. Waltham-based Criterion Development Partners wants to turn a 300-car surface parking lot into three five-story buildings arrayed around a courtyard with ground-floor retail.

It would include 50 units set at rents that are affordable to lower- and middle-income tenants, according to documents filed with the Boston Planning and Development Agency, and a 140-space garage. BPDA will now launch community review.

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Washington Street is the site of several new developments, including a 289-unit apartment building under construction across the Arborway from the Criterion project. More may be coming as the BPDA wraps up rezoning the stretch of the street running from Egleston Square to Forest Hills.


Tim Logan can be reached at tim.logan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @bytimlogan.