Developer Peter Heaney today filed detailed plans with the BPDA for 72 apartments in two four-story buildings on either side of Heron Street, a small street at one end of West Roxbury's bird-street neighborhood behind the Speedy Market on Washington Street and single-family homes along Grouse Street.
Because this is West Roxbury, Heaney is proposing more parking spaces than units - 85 in both garages and on-street spots - although he notes the site is served by the 34, 34E and 40 bus routes.
Most of the units will have two bedrooms; 24 will have one bedroom each. Nine will be rented as affordable.
Heaney's filing says the apartments will be "a significant positive addition to the West Roxbury neighborhood" that will revitalize a little-used area with "attractive and thoughtfully designed buildings." Also:
The two buildings will be designed with proportions to complement nearby or adjoining 3-1/2 story multi-family residential structures, and use exterior finish materials that are prevalent in adjoining or nearby single-family residential structures. The structures will be wood-frame construction with exterior clapboards, cementitious panels and simulated stone units. The combination of clapboard and cementitious panels will be used to visually minimize the scale of the structure and complement adjacent residential structures. The roof cornice line will provide a cap to the structure and will reinforce the modern residential roof design.
Heaney hopes to begin construction by the end of this year, with completion scheduled for fall, 2021.
11-26 Heron St. project notification plan (27M PDF).