35-43 Braintree Street

Neighborhood
Allston
Land Sq. Feet
21,600 sq ft
Gross Floor Area
97,287 sq ft
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Project Description
The 35-43 Braintree Street Project contemplates a new seven (7) story residential building of approximately 97,287 gross floor area, with 149 rental units, on-site amenity space, garaged parking for vehicles and bicycle storage, enhanced sidewalk and pedestrian connectivity, vehicular access improvements, and related site improvements. The Project will seek to comply with the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab Compact Living Pilot Policy issued on October 11, 2018 (the “Compact Living Policy”). Further study and discussion as part of the Project’s Article 80 Large Project Review will determine and confirm final Compact Living Policy conformance and achievement. The Project will create approximately 149 units of much-needed residential apartment housing under the City’s new Compact Living Policy, addressing the need for a different type of housing in the community with robust amenities, including a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three-bedrooms, of which 25 will be designated as inclusionary in accordance with the City’s Inclusionary Development Policy (“IDP”). The provision of these units will further the residential policy goals of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s 2030 Housing Plan by incorporating a supplementary level of market-rate affordability outside of the required IDP. The Project will replace an obsolete, dilapidated, and vacant one-story commercial/industrial warehouse building and parking lot with no street activation or pedestrian enhancements, and will in turn advance the Guest Street Planning Study Design Guidelines by activating an underutilized site at the crossroads of numerous modes of public transit, creating a sustainable, transit-oriented residential development in an emerging new residential district. Additionally, the Project will promote alternative transportation options through an emphasis on bicycles, rideshare programs, and a Transportation Demand Management Plan; further the Allston-Brighton Mobility Study by improving the streetscape design in front of the Project Site in compliance with Boston Complete Streets Guidelines; and introduce new street trees, rebuilt sidewalks, and other streetscape amenities to improve and enhance the pedestrian experience and enhance public health and safety.

Project Phase

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  • Letter of Intent
  • Under Review
  • Board Approved
  • Under Construction
  • Construction Complete