New apartments proposed for Chestnut Hill

A developer, Chestnut Hill Investments, has proposed a 45-unit, mixed-use apartment building at 1180 Boylston Street in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Brookline. They applied for a comprehensive permit under Chapter 40B. According to the applicationĀ filed with Brookline’s Zoning Board of Appeals, 36 of the residences will be market-rate, nine will be affordable and all of them will be age-restricted. They will be a mix one- and two-bedroom apartments.

1180 Boylston

The building will be on five floors, with the ground floor containing over 7,000 square feet of retail space. Parking will be underground, with space for 80 vehicles in the form of 20 individual spaces and 30 stacked spaces. Unusually, the parking spots will not be included in the leases, but will have to be rented seperately.

A traffic study found no signifigant traffic impacts. The sitte is 16,626 square feet on the southeast corner of Boylston and Hammond Streets. It’s technically within walking distance to a Star Market, shops, restaurants and the Chestnut Hill stop of the Green Line’s D branch, but conditions at the intersection may discourage walking trips. Bus route 60, running from Kenmore Square to the Chestnut Hill Mall, has a stop on the intersection.

The Brookline Planning Board will vote on the project this Thursday.


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