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Condo building with 29 units off the Rose Kennedy Greenway advances

The 12-story project at 55 India Street would replace yet another Boston parking lot

Rendering of a 12-story condo building rising sharply from a streetscape. Rendering courtesy of Hacin + Associates

Plans for replacing yet another Boston parking lot with a building have advanced.

The Boston Planning and Development Agency on March 12 approved Boston Residential Group’s plan to fill a triangular surface lot at 55 India Street, where the road meets the Rose Kennedy Greenway, with a 12-story, 29-unit condo building. The developer paid $12.7 million for the lot—and 30 spaces in a nearby garage—in November 2019.

Boston Residential—the same folks who brought you 319 A Street in Fort Point and Olmsted Place in Jamaica Plain, among other projects—has said the units will start at more than $2 million each and run to between 1,500 and 2,000 square feet. That means most will have three bedrooms and two bathrooms, according to the developer.

The lot’s previous owner had city permits to build a 12-story condo as well, so Boston Residential will need relatively few okays to get going (the BPDA okay is one). Boston Residential plans to start construction this July, CEO Curtis Kemeny said.

The project along the Greenway joins a slew of developments planned for surface parking lots in the Boston region. These include proposals in Roxbury, downtown, Fort Point, Dorchester, Bay Village, and Back Bay.

Credit or blame the the ongoing changes in conventional Boston parking for the plans—and the push for more micromobility and safety for such. And expect more such surface-lot proposals in 2020.