A developer has told the BPDA it plans to submit plans soon to replace a Santander Bank branch at 30 Birmingham Parkway, near Western Avenue, with a five-story, 99-unit apartment building.
The Mount Vernon Co.'s proposed new building would go up next to the Radius building, which sits at the corner of the parkway and Western Avenue, where the Black and Decker repair shop used to be. The developer, headquartered on Soldiers Field Road in Allston, says its building would continue "the pedestrian-friendly street experience" started by Radius, and would have 48 parking spaces in an underground garage.
Recent years have seen a number of development proposals along that stretch, which continues down Market Street, and along the neighboring Soldiers Field Road and Lincoln Street. Guest Street, which intersects with Market Street, is a gateway to still more development, centered on the large New Balance complex.
30 Leo M. Birmingham Parkway letter of intent (1.1M PDF).