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This artist rendering shows the four buildings proposed for Brookline Avenue in the Longwood Medical Area.
This artist rendering shows the four buildings proposed for Brookline Avenue in the Longwood Medical Area. Courtesy/Boston Planning and Development Agency

A plan to revamp almost six acres in the Longwood Medical Area is under consideration at the Boston Planning and Redevelopment Agency.

The land at 305 Brookline Ave. currently houses dorms for Simmons University. As part of the project, the dorms would be moved to the main Simmons campus and four buildings would be built on the site.

The plan, dubbed Longwood Place, proposes 1.75 million gross square feet of residential, office/laboratory, retail, restaurant, commercial, and community space, as well as parking. The heights of the buildings would vary, from 170 to 342 feet.

About 200 residential units would be created, ranging from studios to 3-bedroom homes. Approximately 15 percent of the units would be affordable.

This artist’s rendering shows the proposed residences. —Courtesy/BPDA

According to the project’s description, it would open up 2.3 acres of public space thus reinvigorating “a long, dormant, gated-off stretch of Brookline Avenue with retail, exterior and interior public open spaces, streetscape improvements, wider sidewalks, and bike accessibility, and improved circulation for all modes of movement.”

The project would be built by SCD Pilgrim Road Master Planner LLC, part of Skanska USA Commercial Development, a Swedish firm with a 70-year history in New England.

The plan calls for the buildings to be constructed in stages, lasting between seven and 15 years.

More information on the project can be found on the BPDA’s website, including a recent presentation. The public comment period for the project runs through Feb. 18, 2022.