The owner of the Irving gas station at 500 Western Ave. in Brighton will soon file plans to replace it with a six-story, 118-unit apartment building that will feature some "district parking" to make up for the lost of on-street spaces in a planned city upgrade and rezoning of Western Avenue.
The proposed building would sit next to the new Radius building at Western Avenue and Leo Birmingham Parkway, the first of a series of residential building stretching down Leo Birmingham to Lincoln Street. The roughly three-quarter-acre lot would include land along Richardson Street.
In a letter of intent filed today with the BPDA, Ardashes Garabedian's attorney said the building would have 18% of its apartments rented as income-restricted, rather than the 13% the city requires. The building will also have space set aside for ground-floor retail and for some artist live/work units.
500 Western Ave. filings.