Here’s what’s expected to park in the garage at Montalbano Tire and Auto Service after the business shuts down next week: a restaurant or 2, retailers, and office tenants. Kaldis Development Interests purchased the .81-acre property at 1302 Houston Ave in mid-October and plans to renovate it before reopening it as a 15,000-sq.-ft. retail-and-office center.
On the Houston Ave front (see top drawing), windows would be fitted into the building’s current garage bays, with a restaurant patio facing the street at the northern end. On the south side, the metal structure facing Dart St. would be punctured with new window bays as well as doors for individual storefronts.
According to the site plan for the proposed new development (below) 7 head-in parking spaces off of Houston Ave would remain after the redo:
44 additional spots would be fitted into space along the building’s south side, behind the building to the east, and on a couple of adjacent lots facing Edwards St. to the northeast where 2 homes now stand.
Images: Kaldis Development Interests/Kashou Architecture/BEGA Design+Construction