A Natick developer has filed plans to turn the Immaculate Conception Church at 771 Harrison Ave. into 63 condominiums to be called the Cosmopolitan.
Unlike the Holy Trinity project on Shawmut Avenue, however, developer Ronald Simons's plans show the exterior of the church remaining largely the same. The proposal does call for roof terraces and skylights.
At 85 feet in height, the church building will accommodate seven stories, according to his filing with the BRA. He's proposing mostly one- and two-bedroom condos, with four studios and eight three-bedroom units.
Simons is proposing 73 parking spaces - 48 in a basement converted to a garage, the rest in a neighboring garage. He says he will also install storage space for 58 bicycles.
Simons says the church was erected in 1859 for Boston College - and was designed by the same architect responsible for Holy Name Cathedral. All of the religious items still inside the building will be given to the Archdiocese of Boston as part of its official deconsecration as a house of worship.
The project's main entrance will be in a separate building on the site that went up in 1960.
771 Harrison Ave. small-project review application (5M PDF).