Housing to sprout out of Garden Garage site

Housing to sprout out of Garden Garage site

Chicago-based Equity Residential wants to replace the Garden Garage across from the TD Garden with 500 new apartments by fall 2015.

Under the $300 million plan filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the 710-space parking facility at 35 Lomasney Way off Martha Road in the West End would be replaced with two buildings. One would be a 21-story tower with 200 units and another, a 28-story tower with 300 units. An 850-space parking structure would be built underground.

Equity has been the owner and property manager of West End Apartments, formerly Charles River Park Apartments, since 1999.

The firm owns about 1,500 apartment units in the West End.

Redevelopment of the three-acre Garden Garage site will include demolition of the parking garage and a vacant one-story building once used as the Boston Children’s School Annex.

“The project will add retail options and create a strong pedestrian connection that will energize the Nashua Street area and reconnect the West End to the Bulfinch Triangle and North End neighborhood,” according to the BRA filing.

“As a result, this new development is an opportunity to create a sense of place in the West End,” the developers said in the filing.

Boston Herald

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