1270 Commonwealth Ave. Image courtesy of CBT Architects

Development projects totaling 876 housing units received approval from Boston Planning & Development Agency directors, including a $130 million project on Brighton’s Commonwealth Avenue and redevelopment of a former East Boston casket factory property.

Thursday’s agenda included the second-most housing approved during 2023, trailing only the 1,027 units approved by the BPDA in March.

In Brighton, developers Hines and Benenson Capital Partners received approval to build a 6-story, 186,900-square-foot building containing 206 housing units, replacing a single-story commercial building at 1266-1270 Commonwealth Ave. The project includes a 17 percent income-restricted component, with those units reserved for households earning 50 to 70 percent of area median income.

In East Boston, the former New England Casket Factory property at 1141 Bennington St. will be reborn as 220 apartments by developer Redgate. The estimated $100 million project will include a 199,016-square-foot residential building, including a 14 percent affordable component.

At 9 McKay Place in East Boston, developer 231 Maverick Street LLC received approval to construct 41 condominiums in a 43,600-square-foot building, replacing three vacant residential buildings.

A Fenway church received approval for a housing project replacing parking on a portion of its 165 Park Drive property. The Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral proposed a 69-unit market-rate apartment building and 48-unit affordable condo building to pay for repairs to the 62-year-old church.

One of the first projects approved under the new Western Avenue corridor rezoning will create 116 apartments in a 6-story building at 500 Western Ave.

Longtime property owner Ardo Garabedian plans to redevelop the three-quarter-acre former gas station site with a 147,169-square-foot building, including 21 income-restricted units of which eight will be reserved for artists.

In Hyde Park, developer Thomas Geraghty plans 44 condominiums in a 4-story, 49,225-square-foot residential building at 1702 Hyde Park Ave. At 1081 River St. in Hyde Park, Natick-based Whiteacre Properties received approval for 28 apartments in a 4-story building replacing a two-family home.

And in Jamaica Plain, a $62 million condominium project at 96-100 Rockwood St. will include 36 units in 13 residential buildings and an existing farmhouse renovation. 

BPDA Approves Developments Totaling 876 Housing Units 

by Steve Adams time to read: 1 min