Allston’s Union Square continues to attract a lot of interest from developers.
The owner of 31 N. Beacon St, local businessman Gerry Bickoff, has proposed a five story mixed-used building. It would have 20 residential units in a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations and around 2200 square feet of retail space on the North Beacon Street frontage. There will also be 22 parking spaces in a basement garage. Three of the units will be affordable.
According to the filing, an existing 12-unit rooming house, garage and driveway would be demolished.
The developer wants to “create a local retail opportunity” and is working with Allston Village Main Streets, according to the filing.
Allston is one of the Boston neighborhoods with the lowest rates of car-ownership and Bickoff is offering to help keep it that way. “The Project proponent intends to provide residents incentives to use alternative modes of transportation, such as MBTA Transit Passes free for the first month, 50 percent off a one-year Hubway membership, a one-year Zipcar membership and credits, and Uber Credits,” the filing reads.
Other nearbuy projects include Penniman on the Park, a 32-unit condo building under construction at 20-26 Penniman Rd; a mixed-use 32-unit condo building at 392-398 Cambridge St; a 40 unit apartment building at 450 Cambridge St and an 80-unit, mixed-use apartment building at 61-83 Braintree St.