Here’s the latest Dorchester Development News!
1420 Dorchester Avenue project to create housing, retail space in Fields Corner
Live: 46 housing units, seven income-restricted units
Work: Approximately 56 construction jobs, new retail space, local artists engaged for plaza installation
Connect: Large rear yard, 55 bike parking spaces, close to #18 bus route, Fields Corner MBTA Station
Sustain: LEED Gold Certifiable, all electric building
Located in the Fields Corner section of Dorchester, this project is a five-story building providing 46 housing units and retail to the neighborhood. There will be 26 one-bedroom units and 20 two-bedroom units; seven of the units will be income-restricted. This is a transit-oriented development, as it is in close proximity to an MBTA Red Line station. This development will include indoor and outdoor bike parking and provide space on site for a future public art installation. The project will provide space for a 15-dock Bluebikes station and make a $13,650 contribution to the Boston Transportation System to support the bikeshare system. Additionally, the project will contribute $23,000 to the Parks and Recreation Department to support nearby Ronan Park.
36 housing units coming to Dorchester within 81 Hancock Street project, retail space preserved
Live: 36 housing units, six income-restricted units
Work: Approximately 33 construction jobs, retail space
Connect: 40 bike parking spaces, new pedestrian crossing across Hancock Street
Sustain: 100 percent efficient electric/smart grid
This project on Hancock Street in Dorchester will bring 36 housing units to the neighborhood, while maintaining the operation of the site’s current retail space. The units will include 15 studios, 12 one-bedrooms, six two-bedrooms, and three three-bedrooms. Six of the units will be income-restricted. The all-electric building will have 40 bike parking spaces for residents, and approximately 16 new trees will be planted, along with other public realm improvements. In addition, crosswalks will be installed on nearby Trull Street and Hancock Street to create a safer experience for pedestrians. This project will also contribute $9,900 to the Boston Transportation Department to support the bikeshare system.