The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a new condo building on Albany Street at East Canton Street after the developer agreed to add an extra unit that would be sold as affordable.
The proposed building at 593 Albany St. will replace a closed Baha'i center for which ISD has ordered demolition because the building is beyond saving.
Andrew Brassard had initially sought zoning-board approval in January for a nine-unit building, which would have meant he did not have to provide any affordable units, because that requirement only starts at ten units. But after the board raised questions about developers filing so many nine-unit proposals.
Brassard then agreed to come back with a new proposal, which fit a tenth unit in by shrinking the sizes of some of the building's other units.
The building will have six parking spaces, three accessible via a curb cut on East Canton Street, the others through a rear entrance.