City Realty has filed plans for the BPDA for a gut renovation of an existing three-family building and construction of a five-story building behind it on a small hill at 1789 Commonwealth Ave. between Wallingford and Chiswick roads in Brighton.
When done, the $13-million project on a roughly half acre lot would have 41 apartments - and a 17-space garage - the company says. Six of the units would have three bedrooms.
As part of this Project, and in deference to the Aberdeen Architectural Conservation Commission,the existing residential building will be renovated and restored, and a new five-story addition will be erected at the rear. As a result of this proposal, new residential units will be created while the existing structure will be preserved and returned to its previous condition. The Proposed Project will fit the character of the neighborhood and will uniquely blend the history of the existing structure with the more modernly designed addition in the rear, which is consistent in size and use with many of the surrounding structures in this neighborhood, while also providin gneeded housing units for the community.
City Realty hopes to begin roughly 18 months of construction this fall.
1789 Commonwealth Ave. filings and calendar.