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15-story, 175-unit building to be constructed at Lovejoy Wharf

BOSTON —Boston regulators have approved construction of the city’s first condominium complex with no parking for residents’ cars.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority on Thursday approved the 15-story, 175-unit building at Lovejoy Wharf in the West End.

In recent years, Mayor Thomas Menino‘s administration has begun backing away from city requirements that all new residential buildings come with parking spaces.

The developer says parking and transportation demand could be met by surrounding garages and public transit services, including commuter rail and the Green and Orange subway lines.

Some area residents and business owners are skeptical. Scott Nogueira tells The Boston Globe the dearth of parking in the area makes it inhospitable to short-term parkers and visitors who stay overnight and patronize area businesses.