One reader wanted to know exactly where the 225 apartment unit "Brookview Village" and the mixed use "Forest Park" were going to be located.
The 225 apartment units recently approved for "Brookview Village" will be located off of Boston Post Road West at the intersection with Ames Street. An area of land that is now covered with trees across the street from the Panera Bread Plaza will be made into four apartment buildings. This location is near exit 24 off of Route 495.
This location has prompted some city councilors to call for the need for an additional fire station. In September, the council took a vote listing concerns around the Brookview Village development. Among them was a quoted 6.5 minute fire department response time to the area.
The "Forest Park" mixed use overlay was recently approved by the City Council. This will allow the complex that used to be commercial space for Hewlett Packard to be used for commercial, residential and retail.
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This complex will be located on Forest Street, across from Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School and next to 495.
Both of these developments must go through more city review, but initial work at Forest Park is scheduled to begin this month.