Hang onto your hats! Dorchester Bay City could be coming our way.
Developers Accordia Partners filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency for Dorchester Bay City – the city’s largest development for the area that was the old Bayside Expo next to UMass Boston! According to the Boston Globe, the 5.9 million square feet “city” would include 1,740 residential units, 155,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space and four million square feet of office space. It will also have 20 acres of open green space too.
This filing starts the process and there will be numerous community meetings to discuss. You can learn more about this here.
This land has not been without controversy
To refresh your memory, this lot of land was considered a potential spot for the Olympic Village as part of Boston 2024 and just recently Bob Kraft was hoping for a New England Revolution soccer stadium. The proposal was shutdown after lack of transparency and input from the public and local elected officials.
This property is right across the way from the new development taking over the Boston Globe site on Morrissey Blvd. in addition to the renovation of the Mary Ellen McCormack Housing Development in Southie.