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Codman Square group proposes 42 affordable apartments in two buildings along Talbot Avenue

New England Avenue rendering

Architect's rendering of New England Avenue proposal.

The non-profit Codman Square Community Development Corp. has filed plans with the BPDA for a 23-unit apartment building on New England Avenue at Talbot Avenue and a 19-unit building two blocks away at Talbot Avenue and Spencer Street.

All of the units in the two four-story buildings would be rented to people making no more than 60% of the Boston area median income, according to Codman Square's filings on the two proposals.

The New England Avenue building, across from the group's Talbot Commons 1 building now under construction, would have 12 parking spaces, the Talbot Avenue one 8. Codman Square has been assembling land for the building since 2011. A former auto-repair garage and a small house would be torn down.

The proposed building at Talbot and Spencer would sit on what was city-owned land that is also designated for a separate building aimed at people who make up to 20% more than the Boston area median income. The land now has three auto-repair garages on it, which the city took for failure to pay taxes.

Proposed building at Talbot and Spencer

Codman Square and Travis Lee Development - which will build the more expensive units - were awarded the development rights to the land in 2018.

Both projects will need approval of both the BPDA and the zoning board.

5-29 New England Ave. small-project review application (2.5M PDF).
Spencer Street small-project review application (2.4M PDF).

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