The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved plans by Wallpaper City on Poplar Street to add two floors with a total of eight apartments.
Wallpaper City owner Russell Flynn's proposal calls for six one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units. The units on the top floor will each have their own private roof decks. Wallpaper City will stay in its current location.
The proposal includes no off-street parking spaces for residents. Flynn's architect on the project said Roslindale Square is "fairly commuter friendly," with a commuter-rail station, "lots of bus stops" and a Hubway station.
City Councilors Tim McCarthy (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park) and Michelle Wu, Annissa Essaibi-George and Michael Flaherty approved the proposal, as did the mayor's office, Roslindale Village Main Street and WalkUp Roslindale.
This will be the second single-story building in the square to have residential floors added in recent years - landlord Vinny Marino added two floors of apartments to the Washington Street building where Tony's Market and Redd's in Rozzie used to be. The square has several buildings that had upper floors lopped off as the square settled into senescence before its current revival started in the early 1990s.