BRA Approves Bartlett Square II

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The Boston Redevelopment Authority last night approved the Bartlett Square II development on a vacant lot across from the Green Street MBTA station. The developer hopes to begin construction this March and complete the project by July 2017.

The $3.5 million, 24,080-square-foot development will include 15 new rental apartments and commercial space, and follows on the heels of Bartlett Square I, the nearby condo building that opened in 2012. The same development team, led by Christopher DeSisto, is behind Bartlett Square II.

The four-story Bartlett Square II will consist of three three-bedroom apartments, nine two-bedroom units, and three one-bedroom units. The project will have two affordable units designated for households earning 70 percent of area median income or below (or less than $48,250 for a one-person household).

Bartlett Square II will also include two ground-floor retail spaces that total approximately 5,700 square feet. The developer hopes to attract a restaurant for one of the spaces and lease the remaining space for office use; at community meetings, some residents have already registered concerns about a possible restaurant.

Designed by Spalding-Tougias Architects, the project will also feature a solar array on the roof, according to the BRA.