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Charlestown’s Bunker Hill Mall would get a 204-unit compact living-style housing project in the latest in a series of multifamily developments at local grocery-anchored shopping centers.

Owner New England Development is proposing a 203,727-square-foot multifamily building on an undeveloped 1.1-acre portion of the mall, which is anchored by Whole Foods Market.

“The project would transform Bunker Hill Mall into a mixed-use community with a residential, transit-oriented gateway development project along Rutherford Avenue,” attorney David Linhart of Goulston & Storrs wrote in a notification letter to the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

Stores would remain open during construction, Linhart wrote. Property updates would include an unspecified amount of structured parking, new facades and canopies along the mall’s frontage on Main Street, new pedestrian connections between the mall and Main Street and renovations to Austin-Main Plaza.

The units would be developed under Boston’s compact living pilot, which eliminates minimum housing unit sizes and grants relief from minimum parking requirements at properties located near transit stops.

The project is the latest in a series of moves by developers to add multifamily housing at local shopping center properties.

Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. received BPDA approval in March to build 758 apartments and 110 condos as part of a 1.2-million-square-foot redevelopment at its 60 Everett St. property in Allston.

Whole Foods Market is seeking approval for a 270-unit apartment complex at its 15 Washington St. property in Brighton.

And WS Development met with community groups last fall to discuss plans for a 241-unit apartment complex at its Beacon Street property in Somerville, which is occupied by Star Market.

204 Housing Units Eyed at Bunker Hill Shopping Center

by Steve Adams time to read: 1 min