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Allston apartment complex would have rooftop farm

54 units

Rendering via Francke | French Architects

The would-be developer of the 54-unit residential project at 44 North Beacon Street in busy, busy Allston wants to crown the whole affair with a green roof that includes a farm.

That is according to more detailed plans that Boston Real Estate Collaborative filed with the city. The developer bought the site in August 2017 for $3.5 million, and would like to wrap construction by 2021.

Plans call for 16 condos and 38 apartments running from studios to three-bedrooms. Seven units would be designated as affordable. The U-shaped building would rise from three to seven stories.

But what’s really striking about the pending plans is that rooftop farm. It would support a “hyper-local community-supported agricultural program,” per the Herald’s Donna Goodison. That usually means that those with shares in the program can reap the fruits of the rooftop farm. Allston: local, fresh.