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Five-story residential building to replace Allston auto garage site

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  December 15, 2010 10:15 AM

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A $23-million project to transform an auto repair garage site in Allston into 100 housing units has received city approval.

The redevelopment authority gave the green light to a local developer, The Mount Vernon Company, to build a five-story, 135,000 square-foot residential building that will include 101 parking spaces on the 36,000 square-foot piece of land at 9-23 Griggs St.

Griggs Street is a cross-street to Commonwealth Avenue and is the name of a stop on the MBTA's B-line, which runs along Commonwealth.

City officials said when the project is complete it "will enhance pedestrian activity" in the area "with new residential uses including the creation new open green space;" while under construction, it will create 200 jobs.

The developer recently amended initial plans calling for four fewer units and a sixth story.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.

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