Approximately 200 people packed the Work Inc. space on Monday night to discuss Dot Block – the large scale project that will transform a grouping of vacant lots into 487 residential units – a mix of apartments and condos – in five mixed-use buildings. There will also be retail space, a pool and fitness facility, and underground parking for 360 cars. Wow! 15,000 square feet of green space will also be part of the project.
Concerns about the project – mainly brought up by Dorchester Not 4 Sale – included neighborhood residents being forced out due to high rents. Traffic and removal of super market from the initial plan were also concerns offered up by the crowd.
People in support of the project – including union carpenters and neighborhood residents – thought the development would create jobs and clean up the neighborhood.
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Samuels & Associates are now managing of this $200 million large scale project located at 1205 Dot. Ave – it the area of Savin Hill, Jones Hill, and Meeting House Hill neighborhoods.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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