A delapidated building just across the street from Ashmont Station could be torn down and replaced with a five story, 64-unit, mixed-use apartment building with just 24 parking spaces thanks to a collaboration between developer Peregrine Group and St Mark’s Area Main Streets. Eight of the units will be affordable and the rest will be market-rate. The ground floor will have 3,300 square feet of commercial space and an agreement is already in place to lease 2,200 square feet of it to the Codman Square Health Center.
There will be 42 studios, 18 one-bedroom apartments and four with two bedrooms. The filing states that the building is designed to complement existing architecture, especially the Carruth Building nearby, and extend the line of storefront to promote walkability.
The site was once a funeral home, then the Odwin Learning Center and is currently owned by the Codman Square Health Center, but Peregrine has it under agreement. According to the filing, this is the last undedeveloped parcel in the neighborhood.
Six variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals will be needed.