Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
October 29, 2016
AvalonBay Communities Inc.’s redevelopment of a site in Brighton would bring 250 new apartment and condo units to the Hub neighborhood.
The Arlington, Va.-based real estate investment trust is proposing the project for 3.3 acres at 139-149 Washington St., between Monastery Road and Fidelis Way. Two new five- and six-story structures would include a 220-unit apartment building with studio to three-bedrooms, and another building with 30 one- to three-bedroom condos. Thirteen percent of the units would be set aside as affordable.
A former school and convent-turned-rectory associated with the St. Gabriel’s Church and Monastery property across Washington Street, which currently hosts St. John’s Seminary Theological Institute and ABCD Allston-Brighton Head Start, would be demolished to make way for the development.
The project calls for an 18,000-square-foot central courtyard, with additional amenity space for residents on the two buildings’ roofs. Approximately 220 parking spaces would be located on the lower floors of the apartment building, and 30 spaces would be provided for the condo building.