The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a 38-unit apartment building at 120 Bowdoin St. at Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.
Developer Solmon Chowdhury's plans call for nine parking spaces, ground-floor retail space and rooftop solar panels.
From Bowdoin Street, the building would look like a six-story building but is technically a five-story building because the slope of the lot means the basement is exposed on that side.
The building would have 1 studio, 16 one-bedroom units, 5 one-bedroom units with office space, 9 two-bedroom units and 7 three-bedroom units. Seven of the units would be rented as affordable.
The BPDA approved the proposal in October.