The march of redevelopment continues down West Broadway in South Boston with a proposal to replace an existing three-story building at 400 West Broadway with a five-story, 36-unit apartment building with a garage for 34 cars.
Robert Wallace, who has owned the current building since 2006, detailed his $8-million plans in a recent filing with the BPDA.
The proposed new building would have ground-floor space for two stores. The residential units would consist of 4 studios, 20 one-bedroom units, and 12 two-bedroom units.
Building residents would drive into the garage from an entrance on Athens Street.
The building’s skin will be a composition of masonry terracotta tile, high-density fiber cement lap siding, metal panels, and glass fenestration. The materials and rhythm of the façade are similar to and consistent with other buildings along West Broadway, incorporating traditional South Boston building materials with the form and scale of many of the newer developments along West Broadway. The materials then transition to a more residential typology in the rear, consistent with the scale of Athens Street.