City to Host Meeting Wednesday on Six-Story ‘Residences at Forest Hills’

View of The Residences at Forest Hills from the T station

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View of The Residences at Forest Hills from the T station

The city’s planning agency will hold a meeting Wednesday about the latest large-scale housing development being pitched for Forest Hills.

“The Residences at Forest Hills” would replace a parking lot at the corner of Washington and the Arborway. Slated to include 252 residential units and 5,500 square feet of retail, the proposal would stand six stories high.

Meeting details

The Boston Planning & Development Agency will host a community meeting on Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Church, just up the hill from the proposed development at 24 Orchardhill Road.

If you plan to attend, get the most out of the meeting by reading the detailed proposal as it now stands and coming with specific questions.

Affordable housing numbers

Fifty of the units would be rented as “affordable” – a figure derived from household incomes across Greater Boston. The current proposal is for 15 percent of the units to be rented at 70 percent of Area Median Income, with another 5 percent at other percentages of AMI. Put another way, most of the “affordable” units would, at 2016 levels, be $1,412 a month for a two-bedroom apartment.

Previous coverage of “The Residences at Forest Hills” from Jamaica Plain News: