Once viewed as the “poor relation” of Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury, Roslindale — or Rozzie as we call it — has become a destination of its own over the past decade. Housing values have risen dramatically, with the average price for a single-family home (according to my bible, MLS) going from $340K in 2010 to $433K this year.
Now, with the much-anticipated arrival of Parkside on Adams in the heart of Rozzie Village, our rental reputation will be rising several notches as well. The 43 state-of-the-art apartments planned for Parkside will not only be constructed and finished with eco-friendly materials; the building itself will be a magnet for young working people, medical professionals and empty-nesters. At the intersection of 14 MBTA bus lines, two blocks to the Commuter Rail to Back Bay and South Station, and walking distance to a full array of service providers, restaurants and retail shops, the location of Parkside will speak to folks wanting a simpler, greener, unencumbered life style.
Current plans are for 12 studios, 21 one-bedrooms, and 10 two-bedroom apartments. There will, of course, be parking connected with the building, and a Zipcar station is also planned. Peregrine Group, the Providence-based developer for this project, and well-established restaurateur, Chris Douglass of Ashmont Grill and Tavolo Restaurant, are currently in negotiations for a restaurant concept on the main floor of the substation building while Roslindale Village Main Street and other community partners are working to find a use for the ground floor.
Colin Kane, Principal of Peregrine Group, cited “the extraordinary work the Roslindale community has put into this” and called it “one of the more interesting projects we have done.” Under the able leadership of Jordan Stone, Principal of Peregrine Group, and H.V. Collins Construction, Parkside on Adams promises to be an engine for positive change for Roslindale ‘s economy and its residents.
Project completion date is late summer of 2015 — I will keep you posted!