A developer who now owns the land where the Albanian Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist burned down in 2013 has filed plans with the BRA for a five-story building housing 24 condominiums and street-level retail space.
Douglas George of Dorchester, who bought the land last September, says his $12.5-million proposal calls for 28 parking spaces - 15 in a basement garage, the rest in a small parking lot.
All of the residential units would have two bedrooms; three of the units would be marketed as affordable.
The building's skin will be a composition of brick, high-density fiber cement panels, fiber cement lap siding, glass fenestration, and painted fiber cement trim. The materials and rhythm of the façade are similar to and consistent with other buildings along West Broadway, incorporating traditional South Boston building materials with the form and scale of many of the newer developments along West Broadway. The materials then transition to a more residential typology in the rear, consistent with the scale of Athens Street.
George hopes to break ground this fall, with construction to take a little more than a year.
410 W. Broadway small-project revew application (23M PDF).