(Boston Redevelopment Authority)
The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved plans Thursday night to build a $17 million mixed-use building in Allston that will include 80 apartments and short-term start-up incubator space.
The 93,000-square-foot building at 61-83 Braintree St. will also include three community rooms, a 562-square-foot retail space and 67 parking spots in an underground garage, the authority said.
Eleven of the 80 apartments will be designated as affordable housing. The space reserved for start-ups will measure about 1,715 square feet, officials said.
The project, developed The Waypoint Companies and designed by Charlestown-based Neshamkin French Architects, will seek LEED Silver certification.
Work on the project is scheduled to start in June and take about a year to complete, officials said.
Crews will first demolish two low-level warehouse and office buildings on the property that are currently used by plumbing and hardware supply company Thompson Durkee.
The half-acre site abutting the Massachusetts Turnpike will then undergo environmental remediation, officials said.
The developer has committed to making $30,000 worth of improvements to the nearby Penniman Park and will spend about $10,000 to conduct a local bicycle route study.
Officials said they expect the project will create between 90 and 95 construction jobs.
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