The small parking lot on India Street facing the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Downtown Boston could be replaced by a 12-story residential structure by Boston Residential Development, which recently filed a Project Notification Form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA).
The 7,100-square-foot site at 55 India Street has been a paved parking lot since the 1950s and consists of three small parcels. The proposed project would add much-needed housing in this part of the downtown area while filling a gap along the Greenway and enhancing the pedestrian experience.
55 India Street will encompass 67,000 square feet of mixed-use space. Designed by Hacin + Associates, the glass and brick building will include 44 luxury condominiums offered in a combination of one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 600 to 1,750 square feet, and around 4,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space on the ground floor and mezzanine level.
The project will not include a parking garage of its own; instead, the developer plans to secure rental parking in the nearby garages. However, the conceptual plans include bicycle storage within the building, but the space will be limited to one per residential unit.