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Big housing complex pitched for Hyde Park

In the latest sign of large-scale development pushing to the farthest edges of Boston, a developer this week filed plans with the city for a 521-unit apartment complex in the Hyde Park’s Readville section.

The Noannet Group told the Boston Planning & Development Agency it wants to tear down several industrial buildings along Sprague Street near the city line with Dedham and put up four new apartment buildings along with a restaurant and underground parking.

In a letter to the BPDA, Noannet principal Jordan Warshaw touted the project as a chance to build “much-needed middle-class workforce housing” and to improve roadways in a corner of the city known for frequent truck traffic. The project is very near the Readville Commuter Rail Station and would include Zipcar and bike-sharing, Warshaw wrote.

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“The Sprague Street project will turn an eyesore warehouse and truck maintenance site in an area rapidly being taken over by distribution facilities and bus yards into a lively, mixed-use campus,” said Jordan Warshaw, Founder and Principal of The Noannet Group.

More detailed plans will be filed in the next few months.

The project would be the biggest in Hyde Park — the city’s southernmost neighborhood — in some time and comes as builders are proposing larger housing developments outside central Boston, especially along transit lines.


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