Zoning Board approvesĀ 44 new housing units near Codman Square

The building planned for Spencer Street at Talbot Avenue.

The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved two buildings that will house a total of 44 affordable apartments along Talbot and New England avenues.

In one project, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. will build a 4-story, 19-unit building on part of a former garage and parking lot at Spencer Street and Talbot Avenue. The non-profit is splitting the land with TLee Development, which has its own plans for a 21-unit building right at the corner.

In the other, the non-profit says it will build a 23-unit affordable apartment building at 25 New England Ave., near Mallard Avenue and along the Fairmount Line train tracks.

All units in both buildings will be rented to people making no more than 60 percent of the Boston area median income.

Unlike with a proposed apartment building for previously homeless families on Wales Street (See Page 13), nobody spoke against either project, and the board approved them unanimously. The BPDA board had approved the proposals last October.

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