Stonewall Communities has proposed a 66-unit development to go up in Audubon Circle, on Miner Street. The neighborhood straddles the Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods, on the border of Boston and Brookline.
The development is special, in that the housing will be offered to elderly gay men and lesbians, among others.
If approved, it would be the first such development in the Northeast and only the third in the country, specialists say.
According to an article in today’s Boston Globe:
(Stonewall Communities President David Aronstein) proposed building an 80,000 square foot project of one- and two-bedroom condominiums, with 54 parking spaces, a community dining room, a fitness and health center, and personal care services. It would be nine stories in one section and four in another.
Stonewall Communities has already bought the land, and now head to the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Zoning Board of Appeals, for the next step in their long journey.