The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved an 18-unit condo building on Washington Street at Archdale Road, and plans for nine apartments on three new floors to be added to what is now a one-story building on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square.
The Boston Building Co. of Pittsfield will replace what is now an auto-repair shop with a four-story building with a roof deck, ground-floor retail space and 18 parking spaces.
Two of the units will be sold as affordable.
The board approved the proposal on the condition the developer and BPDA designers figure out how to reduce the size of what board member Mark Erlich called excessively large headhouses on the roof.
Also today, the board approved Todd Martin's plan to add three floors with nine one-bedroom apartments to 25-29 Poplar St. in Roslindale Square - bringing the building back to its original height before a fire decades ago. The building will have no parking spaces.
As part of their approval, board members also called for Martin to consult extensively with BPDA designers to ensure his current barebones design does not end up as what board Chairwoman Christine Araujo called "one of those boxes that we see everywhere these days" but instead fits in with the surrounding area.