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Another Boston public housing complex is slated for redevelopment as a mixed-income complex that would add 200 apartments to the site.

The Community Builders was selected by the Boston Housing Authority in 2022 to partner on the Faneuil Gardens project at 266 North Beacon St. in Brighton.

The Boston-based developer is preparing to submit plans to demolish the 1940s-era complex, which comprises 10 buildings totaling 258 apartments on a 7.5-acre site. The existing buildings lack handicap accessibility and are energy-inefficient, The Community Builders and the BHA said in a notification letter to the Boston Planning & Development Agency.

The master plan would demolish the existing buildings in phases, replacing them with five new buildings totaling 470 apartments. Of the 200 new units, “most if not all” will be reserved for households earning 30 to 120 percent of area median income.

Ground floor spaces will include a new community center, and potentially community-oriented retail and artist live-work units, the filing states.

The initial phase includes 110 apartments, 81 of which would be reserved for existing tenants.

The BPDA this month approved a fast-track approval process for some projects that preserve or create affordable housing. The BHA estimates costs related to decarbonization of its portfolio through replacement of building systems at $1.2 billion.

Last week, the BPDA approved the first phase of the BHA’s Mary Ellen McCormack complex redevelopment in South Boston, adding 1,310 housing units in eight new buildings.

Brighton Complex Slated for Mixed-Income Redevelopment

by Steve Adams time to read: 1 min