A California developer has filed plans to replace a billboard-topped vacant lot at 1471 Blue Hill Ave., at Culbert Street in Mattapan, with a five-story, 48-unit, all affordable apartment building.
In a filing with the BPDA, Lincoln Avenue Capital of Santa Monica, CA says all the studios, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units would be rented to people making between 30% and 70% of the Boston area median income - including people with Section 8 vouchers.
The view from across Blue Hill Avenue:
The company adds the building would be designed to generate more energy than it consumes and will be topped with solar panels and not use any natural gas. In addition to the solar panels, the roof will also have a garden deck. Lincoln Avenue adds it has had the building designed to retain a number of existing "old-growth" trees on the roughly 0.6-acre lot.
The proposed building would have 12 parking spaces; Lincoln Avenue says the site is within a quarter mile of several bus lines and a Fairmount Line commuter-rail stop.
The building would also be a few steps from Simco's hot dogs. It's the second residential building proposed this year near the hot-dog stand.
1471 Blue Hill Ave. filings and calendar.
Not a lot of Black people in the renderings of a building in a mostly Black neighborhood: