A development company has proposed a mixed-use development on Brookside Avenue across the street from a similar development that will break ground this spring. The proposed building would replace a parking lot while the other would replace a building that's housed artist studios for many years.
Cedar Hill Design & Development's project at 114-120 Brookside Ave. is scheduled to break ground this spring and has been approved by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) and the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal.
The building will be 4.5 stories with 9 units: two 2-bedroom/2 bathrooms and seven 3-bedroom/2 bathrooms condos. The building will also have three creative work spaces, of which two will be offered to previous artist tenants via lottery at below market rate. There will also be 11 off-street parking spaces, 10 interior bicycle parking spaces and 6 exterior bicycle parking spaces. There will also be a top floor common meeting room with a roof deck.
The initial proposal for the site was a 5-story building that provided more artist and business spaces, but fewer parking spaces. It would've had garage parking for communal electric vehicles for use by the entire condo association. The Brookside Neighborhood Association supported this proposal, but the plan was scrapped when abutters complained about the height, said Scott Johnson of Cedar Hill Design & Development to Jamaica Plain News.
The proposed building at 121-123 Brookside Ave. is very similar to the one at 114-120 Brookside Ave. This building would replace a parking lot. The project is under review of the Brookside Neighborhood Association, and Johnson said that it will be presented to the JPNC and the ZBA once the association supports the project.
It would be four floors with nine units: 1 two-bedroom and eight three-bedroom condos. There would be 10 offsite parking spaces, and a head house with a common room for owners and tenants in the building that has access to a shared roof deck. There would also be two creative work spaces offered to artists and small businesses in the community at a reduced rent, said Johnson.