Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
September 27, 2016
A Brookline developer has a nearly $22 million plan to replace an East Boston car window-tinting business, auto body shop and parking lot with 64 residential condominiums, retail space and a lobby art gallery.
City Realty Group has proposed demolishing buildings at 301-323 Border St. to make way for a 75,167-square-foot, six-story development with studio to three-bedroom units, including eight affordable.
The project would revitalize that section of Border Street and bring needed housing to an underutilized corridor, according to plans filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
In addition to a common roof deck for residents, about half of the units would have their own exterior decks. Project plans also call for a gym for residents and interior parking that would house 42 vehicles, bicycle racks for 22 bikes and an electric car charging station. A separate bike room would accommodate 52 more bikes.