Codman Sq. NDC pitches two new buildings for Talbot Ave.

Rendering of proposed apartment building on New England Avenue at Talbot Avenue. Image courtesy Codman Square NDC

The Codman Square Community Development Corp. has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a 23-unit apartment building on New England Avenue at Talbot Avenue and a 19-unit building two blocks away at Talbot Avenue and Spencer Street.
All of the units in the two four-story buildings would be rented to people making no more than 60 percent of the Boston area median income, according to the NDC’s filings on the two proposals.

The New England Avenue building, across from the group’s Talbot Commons 1 building now under construction, would have 12 parking spaces, and the Talbot Avenue building would have 8. Codman Square has been assembling land for the building since 2011. A former auto-repair garage and a small house would be torn down.

The proposed building at Talbot and Spencer would sit on what was city-owned land that is also designated for a separate building aimed at people who make up to 20 percent more than the Boston area median income. The land now has three auto-repair garages on it, which the city has taken for failure to pay taxes.

Codman Square and Travis Lee Development - which will build the more expensive units - were awarded the development rights to the land in 2018. Both buildings will need approval of both the BPDA and the city zoning board.