Lower Mills housing proposal to get public review next month

A rendering shows the proposed re-development project at 1120-1132 Washington St. in Lower Mills. Image courtesy Epsilon Associates, Inc.

A community board appointed to review a proposed four-story housing development on Washington Street in Lower Mills met on Monday evening at Carney Hospital.

The Impact Advisory Group, which includes members of the Lower Mills Civic Association and abutters to the site at 1120-1132 Washington St., huddled with representatives of City Point Center LLC to discuss the proposed building, which would occupy six lots, including the former Molloy’s funeral home.

The 66,859 square-foot building, if it wins approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), would include 57 units of housing. In documents filed with the city last year, the proponents said that they intended to sell the units as condos, but reserved the right to convert the project into a rental apartment complex instead.

Michael Rooney, the project manager for the BPDA, said that the next step in the process will be a public meeting, which he expects will be held in mid-February. The IAG will also meet at least one more time, Rooney said. Public comments on the plan, which can be reviewed online at the BPDA website, are now being accepted through Feb. 23.