Non-profit groups file plans for apartments on old Cote Ford site

Architect's rendering of proposed Cote Village

Archictect's rendering of proposed Cote Village building.

Two non-profit groups have filed plans with the BRA to replace the old Cote Ford dealership at Cummins Highway and Regis Road with a 76 apartments - 52 in an apartment building and 24 in three townhouse buildings.

The Planning Office for Urban Affairs and Caribbean Integration Community Development say the proposed Cote Village, next to the planned Cummins Highway stop on the Fairmount Line, would remove a neighborhood blight and provide much needed affordable housing in a transit-oriented development.

The AFL-CIO Housing Trust is providing financial support for the $29.6-million project; the two non-profits also hope to win federal and state affordable-housing tax credits for the project to replace the car dealership, which closed 20 years ago and was taken over by the city about five years ago.

The proposal calls for a mix of one- two- and three-bedroom units. There would be space for 84 cars.

The two groups say the larger, four-story apartment building would be built along Cummins Highway, while the three townhouse buildings would sit along Regis Road.

The development would include 4,100 square feet of commercial space, a playground and a dog park.

The groups hope to begin construction next November, with completion in 2018.

Cote Village project notification form (32M PDF).