A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a single-family home at 22 High St. in Dorchester with a $4.2-million, 15-unit condo building, across the street from where another developer wants to replace a different single-family home with a 23-unit building.
Plans by developer Ricky Beliveau of South Boston's Volnay Capital call for 15 parking spaces in a garage under the three-story building on what he says is now an "underutilized parcel."
"The Proposed Project will fit the character of the neighborhood and provide needed housing units for the community."
The building would also have several private decks as well as a common roof deck for residents, who will get to enjoy "an unobstructed view of the Boston skyline."
His filing describes the building's design:
"The proposed design blends the traditional New England vernacular with a contemporary gable roofline and exterior detailing. The massing along High Street seeks to reduce the perceived overall size of the structure, further softened by the meandering path and landscaped entry to the building. The faceted façade along North and South elevations provides rhythm and scale to the building, reminiscent of the row houses and triple decker homes further up the hill."
Beliveau hopes to begin a year of construction this spring. In addition to the BPDA, he will also need variances from the zoning board.