A developer has proposed turning a vacant lot on Dana Avenue, next to the still uncompleted building where the Eagles club used to be and less than 250 feet from a commuter-rail stop, into a 24-unit residential building called the Residences at Hyde Park Station.
Unusual these days for a building so close to a train stop, the proposal calls for one parking space for each unit, under the plans filed with the BPDA by developer Milan Patel of Salem (compare to this 56-unit building with just 5 spaces a block from the Ashmont T stop in Dorchester). The garage would store cars in a mechanical stacking system.
All of the units would have two bedrooms, between 976 and 1,108 square feet, according to Patel's fiing. The filing does not say whether the units would be apartments or condos.
In addition to the residential units, the building would have ground-floor space for a 300-square-foot store or office - as well as a roof deck.
The building has been designed with a contemporary aesthetic in a scale and massing that is appropriate to the larger neighborhood context. ...
The proposed development calls for the creation of a new, attractive and energy efficient building that will enliven and visually enhance the residential look and feel of a secondary intersection in Cleary Square.
The filing notes the presence within a short walk or bike ride of numerous attractions, including Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream and 20th Century Bowling, the Thomas M. Menino YMCA, the Martini Shell, the Bajko Skating Rink and the Blue Hills Reservation. Also nearby, although not listed in the filing, are the Menino Arts Center, the Hyde Park BPL branch (featuring the Menino Wing), one of the only two Papa Gino's in Boston and the District E-18 police station, as well as the Rite Aid and a Shaw's.
In addition to the Hyde Park commuter-rail stop, the application says the building is a short walk to the Fairmount Line and is served by the 32 and 50 buses (the filing also mentions the 39, which never gets anywhere near Hyde Park, and the 40, which only serves Cleary Square on weekends).
11 Dana Ave. small-project review application (17.1M PDF).