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Allston Yards mega-project makes it official with filing, name

1,010 apartments


We’ve known for about a month that supermarket chain Stop & Shop wants to build a major development on an 11-acre site it owns adjacent to the ginormous Boston Landing complex in the Brighton-Allston borderlands.

Now, the developer-slash-grocer has made its intentions official by filing a letter of intent with Boston.

Stop & Shop has also apparently given its new project a name: Allston Yards. It’s obviously a nod to the neighborhood and the rail yards there.

The development would unfold in two phases. Phase 1 would include 360 residential units, 5,000 square feet of retail, 25,000 square feet of public open space, and—of course—a new Stop & Shop grocery store. (A Stop & Shop there now would stay open during construction.)

Phase 2 would include 650 more units (probably apartments) and additional retail and restaurant space. Stop & Shops is also promising high-end office space in this phase.

All totaled, we’re looking at 1,010 new residences and 1,900,000 square feet—and right near a soon-to-open commuter rail stop as well as the Mass. Pike. Stay tuned.