28-unit Apartment Building Planned to Replace Four Vacant Houses on Falls Road in Hampden

Four vacant houses in Hampden will be torn down to make way for a 28-unit apartment building, developer Garrett Adler of Effect Inc. told residents at a Hampden Community Council meeting Monday night.

More than 50 Hampden residents attended a meeting at the Hampden library where the developer unveiled preliminary plans for a six-level building that his group proposes to construct in place of the boarded-up houses at 3815, 3817, 3819 and 3821 Falls Road.

Adler and architect Adam Carballo of Carballo Architecture said the apartments would be a mix of studios and one- and two-bedroom units, some with balconies or decks, and that the project would include five on-site parking spaces. The land on Falls Road is zoned C-1, a category that allows buildings to rise up to 60 feet, without a zoning variance. Adler described the height as “five [stories] and a penthouse.”