The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, 19-unit apartment building at 142-144 Old Colony Ave., at D Street in South Boston, that will have 18 one-bedroom units and one studio small enough that it will come with a Murphy bed installed.
Developer Adam Burns of South Boston will provide three affordable units, his attorney, Patrick Mahoney, told the board.
Some of the one-bedroom units are smaller than normally allowed by the city, some as small as 431 square feet, but Mahoney said the BPDA allowed that on condition Burns provide enough common space for the residents to use - in this case, a 700-square-food common room on the second floor.
The building will have 14 stacked parking spaces, he said.
The mayor's office and City Councilors Ed Flynn, Michael Flaherty and Annissa Essaibi-George supported the proposal. One resident said he was opposed due to the building's height.
142-144 Old Colony Ave. documents.