Developers propose condo complex near Roslindale cemeteries

Boston Business Journal | By Catherine Carlock
October 26, 2016

walk-hillThe Walk Hill Residences would include one four-story building and one five-story building, 147 underground parking spaces and 18 ground-level parking spaces. Of the 136 units, 119 would be designated market-rate and 17 would be designated affordable.

“The new design will create a contemporary multi-family building that will bring new life and vitality to the nearby auto-oriented commercial retail uses on the American Legion Parkway,” Boghos and Gill said in an Oct. 20 project notification form to the Boston Planning & Development Agency. “The project is surrounded by open space, more specifically the Forest Hills and St. Michael’s Cemeteries, isolating it from the moderately scaled residential Mount Hope and Woodbourne neighborhoods.”

The project site is currently occupied by single-family residences and single-story retail floral businesses that cater to the local cemeteries. The Primavera Restaurant, a Greek, Italian and Brazilian restaurant located at 289 Walk Hill St., has closed.

The four parcels comprising the project site are all under agreement to be controlled by the developer.

“While Roslindale is known primarily as a neighborhood of single- and two-family homes, the project will provide multi-family housing options for singles and new families hoping to enter this limited suburban market and for the community’s native empty nesters looking to down-size but remain in the neighborhood,” the developers wrote to the BPDA. “The site is surrounded by cemeteries, a low activity open space resource, thus allowing the proposed medium density to have limited impact on the nearby single and two family residential neighborhoods.”

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