The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 12-unit, three-story condo building that would replace a hair salon and auto lot next to the Triple Eatery on Cummins Highway.
It's the latest in a series of developments along Cummins Highway in or near Roslindale Square - and would sit in front of a development now under construction on a "porkchop" lot behind the current buildings.
Owner Antonio Ruscito's proposal calls for 16 parking spaces.
All of the units will have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two will be sold as affordable.
The mayor's office and City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan) supported the proposal. McCarthy noted Ruscito had first proposed 28 units.
Nearby residents also supported the project, although some said it's time for the city to do some planning along Cummins Highway to deal with such issues as sidewalk widths and driveways. One neighbor said the driveway for the new building would be right near the access to the new development behind it and said she would also like to see the condo docs for the new building include provisions to limit Airbnb use and to bar residents from getting Roslindale neighborhood parking permits, should those ever be extended down Cummins HIghway.