Transom Real Estate of the South End this week filed plans with the BPDA for a six-story apartment building that will feature three live/work artist studios and a car that building residents can rent on Bremen Street between Brooks and Putnam streets.
As usual with East Boston development projects these days, the new building will replace an auto repair garage - two, in fact. A four-unit residential building will also be torn down.
The proposed building would have a garage that could store up to 68 cars:
The Project is uniquely situated across from the Bremen Street Community Park and to take advantage of the numerous public transportation opportunities in the area including Airport Station, which serves the MBTA’s Blue Line subway and No. 3 Silver Line bus route. It is expected that due to the availability of public transportation and the walkability of the surrounding neighborhood, the Project will rely on
alternative non-vehicular modes of transportation to access the site.
Vehicular access to the Project site will be provided by a new curb cut along Bremen Street. The other existing curb-cuts along Bremen Street will be closed as part of the Project, creating approximately 135 feet of additional on-street parking. ...
The Project Proponent plans to provide an innovative building-managed private car share service for residents, further enhancing the transportation offerings of this transit-oriented development and further reducing the need for cars.
The first floor of the building will have room for a cafe and for three residential units with "artisan work space" fronting the street and topped by "lofted living space above."
Some 21 of the apartments will be rented as affordable.
282-308 Bremen St. project notification form (40M PDF).
One of the two garages to be razed: