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Where Will 300 Car Commuters Go as Forest Hills Parking Lot Becomes Apartments?

Forest Hills residents peppered a would-be developer with questions about where hundreds of car commuters will go if the LAZ Parking lot becomes a mixed-use development. There were other issues raised during a community meeting Wednesday about "The Residences at Forest Hills," but much of the discussion revolved around parking. The three-building, six-story development would add 252 apartments and townhouses plus 5,500 square feet of retail to Forest Hills' burgeoning stock of mid-rise transit-oriented developments. The meeting was held in the fellowship hall at St. Andrew Church, just up Orchardhill Road from the proposed development.

View of The Residences at Forest Hills from the T station

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

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.


Residences at Forest Hills Developer Shares Designs, Responds to Residents

We now have design drawings for the proposed Residences at Forest Hills, which would include 260 residential units and 55,000 square feet of commercial space -- and the developer is soliciting input and responding to residents' comments online. The development would be located in the current LAZ parking lot at the corner of Washington Street and the Arborway across from the Forest Hills T Station. Currently, the 2-acre lot is primarily used by commuters and has parking for 300-plus vehicles. The developer has filed a letter of intent for the project with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. According to Criterion Development Partners writing on the site coUrbanize, the development would include:

260 rental apartments in three buildings over a parking garage with 140 parking spaces.


Developer Proposes Development with 260 Rental Units in Forest Hills

Another apartment building has been officially proposed for the Forest Hills area. This latest proposal calls for three apartment buildings totaling 260 rental units to be built on an asphalt parking lot across from the Forest Hills MBTA Station and next to Forest Hills Liquor Market. The Residences at Forest Hills would comprise three mixed-use residential and retail buildings with wood frames over a single-level garage with 136 parking spots, plus 10 surface parking spots. The building would include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom townhouses. The parking garage would also include bicycle storage areas and charging stations for electric cars. The project would also feature 5,500 square feet of street-front retail or restaurant space, extending the commercial area along Washington Street in Forest Hills. According to the project letter of intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the proposal calls for affordable units in excess of the number required by the city's Inclusionary Development Policy, which went into effect last December.