The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plan to build a five-story, 18-unit residential building on what is now a salvage yard at 277 Border St., near Central Square.
Developer MG2 won BPDA approval last month for the project, which will include an eight-space garage and first-floor retail space.
The building is larger and taller than would have been allowed by the lot's zoning, but MG2's attorney, Richard Lynds, said the proposed structure is comparable to other buildings going in along Border - and with the commercial buildings across the street.
Nobody spoke against the proposal.
Auto-repair lots are becoming an endangered species along Border: Another developer has proposed a 16-unit building at 425 Border St., on the site of another lot. Two years ago, a developer won approval to replace a garage at 301 Border St. with a six-story, 64-condo building.
277 Border St. small-project review application (10.2M PDF).