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Two major apartment projects win key approvals

A rendering of a 21-story apartment building proposed for LaGrange Street in Boston.

A rendering of a 21-story apartment building proposed for LaGrange Street in Boston.

A pair of parking lots in the core of the city could soon be filled by apartment towers after both projects won key city approvals Thursday night.

The Boston Planning & Development Agency OK’d a 19-story building at 212 Stuart St. in Bay Village and a 21-story building at 47 LaGrange Street in Chinatown. The two projects sit just a few blocks apart and combined will bring more than 260 apartments — with no onsite parking — to a part of the city that is becoming increasingly residential.


The Stuart Street building, proposed by Transom Real Estate, would put 133 apartments, two townhouses, and street-level retail space on the site of a vacant lot and parking lot. The $97 million project doesn’t have any parking spaces but would rent 50 spots in a nearby garage.

On LaGrange, a group led by veteran developers Steve Goodman and John Matteson would turn a parking lot tucked inside a large city block into a 157,000-square-foot tower with 130 apartments, at a projected cost of $110 million.

The BPDA also approved an eight-story office building at 105 West First St. in South Boston, an expansion of Boston Preparatory Charter School in Hyde Park, and smaller apartment buildings in East Boston and the Uphams Corner section of Dorchester.

Tim Logan can be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @bytimlogan.
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