Boston Developments Offer New Residential Options and More Commercial Space

Developers are continuously looking for ways to get the most use out of Boston’s land. To that end, here is a look at a few of the developments that are underway or that are ready to hit the market.

New Development Proposed for Jamaica Plain

Boston-based CRM Property Management has filed plans with the city for constructing a five-story apartment building approximately three blocks from the Green Street stop of the Orange Line in Jamaica Plain. The proposed development would replace a foundry, mechanic, restaurant and vacant single-family home currently located on the property.

Altogether, the new development would offer 58 apartments ranging in size from studio to three-bedroom units, with ten being designated as affordable. Each building would also offer around 850 square feet of commercial space. Located at 3371-3375 Washington Street and 197-201 Green Street, the developments would also offer 33 parking spaces as well as parking for bikes.

Allton Yards Project to Offer 1,010 Apartments

The supermarket chain Stop & Shop has officially filed a letter of intent with Boston regarding the development of an 11-acre site adjacent to its Boston Landing complex. Names Allston Yards in a nod to the neighborhood and its rail yards, the development will unfold in two phases. Phase 1 would include the construction of 360 residential units along with 5,000 square feet of retail space, 25,000 square feet of public open space and a new Stop & Shop grocery store. Phase 2 would involve the development of 650 more units along with additional retail and restaurant space. High-end office space will also be included in this phase. In all, the project will result in 1,010 new residences and 1.9 million square feet of new space.

Roslindale Development Receives Approval

Developer Helm Residential has received approval from the Boston Planning Development Agency for a four-story, 21-unit apartment building at 317 Belgrade Avenue. Billed as a potential getaway location for Roslindale for those coming from West Roxbury, the project proposal includes 5,980 square feet of ground-floor retail and 24 parking spaces. Eighteen of the 21 bedroom apartments would be two-bedroom units while the rest would offer three bedrooms, with most of the units being market rate.

Lovejoy Wharf Condos to Start Sales This Month

Located between the Zakim and Charlestown bridges, the 15-story, 157-unit Lovejoy Wharf building is set to start sales this month with prices ranging from $750,000 to more than $3 million. Units within the building, which was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, range in size from studio to three-bedroom units. While the development does offer amenities such as a 24-hour concierge, a fitness center and a resident lounge, it is the first larger condo project in downtown Boston to not included parking for owners. According to developer Related Beal, parking was not necessary because of the significant number of transit options near to the building, including North Station. Instead, the building does offer a 12th-floor terrace designed by landscape architect HM White and offering sweeping views of the water.

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