The developer of a series of small industrial buildings atop what used to be a train yard off the Readville train station has filed plans to replace two proposed office buildings with a single self-storage building.
In a "notice of project change" filed last week, First Highland Management and Development Corp. of Dedham asked for permission to combine the two planned office buildings at its Readville Yard 5 project into a single, 93,000-square foot to be used for self storage. Three industrial buildings, and a National Grid facility, have already been completed. This would be Readville's second self-storage facility.
First Highland is asking the BPDA to approve the change without requiring extensive new public hearings and oversight.. It says the proposed change would not mean significant changes in the development's impact on the surrounding area, that, if anything, self storage would mean fewer vehicle trips through one of the Readville train station's parking lots, which is the only way to get to Industrial Drive.
The company says it will complete already planned "pedestrian and vehicular improvements" to the parking lot entrance this spring.
Readville Yard 5 filings and calendar.