Former West Roxbury IHOP to Be Converted into Apartments

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Rendering via Boston Redevelopment Authority

Rendering via Boston Redevelopment Authority

The long-vacant International House of Pancakes at 1235 VFW Highway in West Roxbury will soon be converted into an 84-unit, multi-family apartment complex.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s board of directors voted last Thursday to approve the $23 million project, developed by Peter V. Davos’ Sovad LLC, a West Roxbury-based firm. The complex will include 131 parking spaces split between an underground garage (73) and spots above ground. Ten units on-site will be made affordable under the city’s Inclusionary Development Policy.

“Formerly an International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurant location, the site has remained vacant for years and been unsuccessfully contemplated for various commercial developments in the past decade,” Davos said in a letter to the BRA. “As a local developer and 32-year resident of West Roxbury, I am personally vested and excited about the potential of the proposed project in our community.”

In addition, Sovad agreed to run a shuttle service on weekday mornings and evenings to local MBTA Commuter Rail stops in order to alleviate traffic on the VFW Highway.