Dellicker said he will ask the commission to waive the one-year delay so the buildings can be razed immediately to provide temporary parking for train commuters while the MBTA is building a 500-car garage across the street.
“We think that’s a side benefit to tearing them down,” he said.
Windover’s apartment project at that location could be a candidate for a new program passed by the City Council last Tuesday that provides tax incentives for housing developments on Rantoul Street.
Developers are eligible for up to 70 percent in property tax breaks for the improvements they make to the property. Twenty-five percent of the units must be affordable housing.
Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.