Brighton moves upmarket with AvalonBay proposal

Nation-wide luxury apartment developer AvalonBay filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority Tuesday to build 250 units in two buildings on Washington Street in Brighton. One building will be six stories and 220 residences in 225,000 square feet while the other will have 30 apartments in four stories and 42,000 square feet. In addition, the developer will build at least 225 parking spaces.

139 Washington St

The site is 139-149 Washington Street and comprises 3.2 acres of property. It was once part of St Gabriel’s Monastery, containing a school and rectory. The area is served by the 65 Bus and is walking distance to ther Washington Street stop on the B branch of the Green Line, the 86 and 57 buses in Brighton Center and the commercial corridors around Commonwealth Avenue and Brighton Center.

The project joins the 73-unit Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe project down the street and Cabot, Cabot and Forbes’ 680 apartments of graduate student housing next door at the former St Gabriel’s monastery and church.

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