Developers Stephen Lynch and Thomas Ragno's King Street Properties has filed detailed plans for the Nexus at the Allston Innovation Corridor project for 4.3 acres of land along Western Avenue in Allston that now houses Stadium Auto Body, a diner, a sub shop, truck parking lots and a few houses.
The developers say the three-building complex will be aimed at startups working to cure diseases, which they say will "provide local jobs at all education and skill levels." King Street is partnering with the DiStefano family - which has owned the land for more than 50 years - and Mugar Enterprises.
The land is on the edge of Harvard's Allston properties, on which the university is planning its own large R&D campus.
Among the project's proposed benefits: A reduction of curb cuts from 20 to just 3. And none will be on Western Avenue, which will help traffic on the increasingly busy street, King Street says.
King Street will also build 40 units of housing, room for a restaurant and retail space in each of the buildings, protected bike lanes along Western Avenue and a small park they hope to stock with outdoor art by Allston artists.
Once the project wins final approval, construction should take two years, King Street says.
Nexus at the Allston Innovation Corridor project notification form (33M PDF).
From the filing: