Housing developments from Brighton to Southie win approval

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BOSTON – The Hub’s planning agency approved six projects Thursday that will create hundreds of residences, including 88 set aside as affordable.

Combined, the projects represent $241.5 million in investments that will generate over 500 construction jobs and create almost 600 residential units from Brighton to Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and South Boston, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

The largest project, a $135 million apartment building slated for Guest Street in Brighton, will include 38 units designated as affordable out of 295 apartments planned for the site. It will include 155 parking spaces and accommodations for 300 bicycles.

In Jamaica Plain, a $62 million plan was approved to renovate a former nursing home, Goddard House, and add a second building to create 167 residences, including 22 designated as affordable. Along with 83 parking spots, there will be 180 spaces for bicycle parking.

In Roxbury, Windale Developers was tentatively designated as the developer of the second phase of the Garrison Trotter project, which will use city-owned property to create needed mixed-income housing, the agency said. The development calls for 18 residential units, 12 designated as affordable, which to the BRA means priced from $250,000 to $400,000 and within reach of households with incomes of from $60,000 to $100,000 annually. They will also carry 50-year resale restrictions.

Other projects include 24 condominiums in South Boston at 232 Old Colony Ave., plus three affordable units and parking for 29 vehicles; a 38-residence building at 35 South Huntington Ave. in Mission Hill, with five affordable units and 26 parking spots; and a 44-unit apartment building, including eight designated as affordable, at 150 Camden St. in the South End.