A developer wants to build 535 apartments on the Boston Skating Club site in Allston

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The Boston Skating Club building in Allston. The organization is planning to move to Norwood. David L. Ryan/Globe staff

There’s a whole lot more housing heading for the booming Western Avenue corridor of Allston, this time on the site of the Boston Skating Club, the Globe’s Tim Logan reports.

The Davis Cos. on Friday filed initial plans with the city for a 535-unit apartment building on the site of the Skating Club, along with a hotel and condominium project on the site of a hotel Davis owns next door. It would be the latest, and at 22 stories by far the largest, new building on a stretch of Western Ave. that has exploded with new development in recent years, where apartment — and increasingly lab — buildings are replacing old gas stations and auto shops from Barry’s Corner near Harvard Stadium to the Arsenal Street bridge to Watertown.

“There’s a lot of really exciting developments going on to the east, and to the south of here,” said Stephen Davis, managing director of The Davis Cos. “We thought this was the best time to move forward.”

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