Cabot, Cabot and Forbes and CIM Group of Los Angeles yesterday filed plans with the BPDA to replace a taxi garage and a second building on Kilmarnock and Queensberry streets in the Fenway with two eight-story buildings housing 443 residential units.
The two developers say their buildings would have 250 parking spaces and roughly 7,800 square feet of ground-floor space for a restaurant or stores.
The bulk of the units would be in an eight-story building on the east side of Kilmarnock and running along Queensberry Street:
Rather than included affordable units in the buildings, the companies say they will contribute to a BPDA affordable-housing fund, with the money specifically going to "the acquisition (and corresponding preservation) of affordable housing units within
the Newcastle/Saranac Apartments, located approximately 0.75 miles from the Project Site."
The developers point to what they say will be benefits for the surrounding neighborhood:
The Project will further the ongoing revitalization of the Fenway neighborhood by replacing surface parking, aging parking garages, and single-story buildings with quality transit-oriented housing at a scale and density that compliments the existing and established neighborhood. The Project Site offers neighborhood scale amenities that residents desire within easy access to public transportation, universities, cultural institutions, and qualityopen spaces.
60 Kilmarnock St. project-notification form (30M PDF).