A developer has proposed replacing the Folsom Funeral Home, 59-63 Belgrade Ave. in Roslindale, with a four-story, 31-unit apartment building.
In plans filed with the BPDA, Michael Forde describes a building with 15 one-bedroom units and 16 two-bedroom units, with four of them rented as affordable.
The building, a short walk from the Roslindale Village commuter-rail station and the bus stops of Roslindale Square, would have 23 parking spaces.
The project is an aesthetically pleasing residential facility complementing the adjacent Roslindale square and the immediate neighborhood, enriching the concept of the village and density associated with this concept. The new building will be set back 10’ further way from sidewalk than the existing building, which will allow for an enriched pedestrian experience along the avenue with the addition on of greenery and trees. ... This project will result in increased pedestrian traffic in the area, and directly help boost business for the nearby Roslindale Village.
The building is kitty corner from where an eight-unit condo building is currently going up.
Forde knows Belgrade Avenue: He and a partner recently completed a four-story residential building at the other end of Belgrade, next to the Exodus Bagel bakery and across from Stash's.
59-63 Belgrade Ave. filings and calendar.