A project on both sides of Gardner Street in West Roxbury will produce 18 townhouses and another 70 apartments in a separate four-story building under a plan that the Boston Planning and Development Agency approved in mid-October.
The project near the Boston-Dedham line at 17-31 Charles Park Road, 180-198 Gardner Street, and 199 Gardner will supplant existing industrial and residential space there.
Each of the townhouses is due to have three-bedrooms each as well as one parking space. Two townhouses will be income-restricted. And, according to a June filing with the BPDA, the townhouses will be built around an enclosed inner courtyard that developer Peter V. Davos and partners plan to have designed as a woonerf—the Dutch term for a right of way that prioritizes social interaction as well as pedestrians and cyclists.
The 70-unit building—nine of which will be income-restricted—will include underground parking. The building is slated to have a fitness center, a bike room, and a dog-washing station. The development too is supposed to come with a new Bluebikes station.
The project fits in with Boston’s meta-goal of facilitating more housing development in farther-flung areas by 2030. And there are increasingly fewer sites to build big in downtown Boston anyway.