Add another development to Brighton's streetscape: the five-story, 40-unit Aberdeen condo at 1650 Commonwealth Avenue, which the Boston Redevelopment Authority recently O.K.'d. The project also includes 2,400 square feet of ground-floor retail, which gentrification-canary-in-the-coal-mine Starbucks will fill, if an early rendering is to be believed (though the developer, a limited liability corporation, has yet to sign a tenant for the space). We guess it's one way of declaring a building's targeted audience.
A dozen of the Aberdeen's condos will be 1-BRs; 25 will be 2-BRs; and the remaining three will be 3-BRs. And, as Nick DeLuca at BostInno points out, five of the 40 will be set aside for those not making astronomical salaries: "[T]hree of the units will be less than or equal to 80 percent of the area median income with the other two being less than or equal to 100 percent." Construction is set to start this year, with the condos debuting next summer. We'll see then how Starbucks-y they are.
· 40 Condos Will Be Built in Brighton Where a Gas Station Once Stood [BostInno]
· What the New Starbucks in Southie Would Mean [Curbed Boston]
· Now Brookline's Turn to O.K. Big Cleveland Circle Project [Curbed Boston]