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Board approves North Quincy T station project

Quincy’s Planning Board has greenlighted a plan to build hundreds of apartments, space for retail stores, and a parking garage to the North Quincy MBTA station.

The Bozzuto Group and Atlantic Development are working together to build 610 market-rate apartments, 50,000 square feet of first-floor commercial space, and 1,600 parking spaces at the station, most of them in a new garage.

Construction will begin in 2018 and will last three to four years, said Conor Yunits, a spokesman for the developers.

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The project begins at a time when other Red Line stations in Quincy are undergoing rehabilitation, causing a loss of parking spaces in some cases.

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Work on the new parking garage will begin before work on the project’s other elements, Yunits said, adding the garage is “pretty pressing with the T.”

The finished development will retain 852 parking spaces available to MBTA customers, the same number available to commuters now, though only 260 will be available during construction, Yunits said.

The commercial tenants have not been announced, he said.

The Planning Board voted to approve the project June 21. No other city approvals are needed for the project to move forward, Yunits said.

Jill Terreri Ramos can be reached at jill.ramos@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @jillterreri.