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Four Corners Plaza October Board Approval makes April the target for Groundbreak

The agency heading the Four Corners Plaza development hopes to break ground April 2020. The project, previously approved for 8,000 square feet of retail space, will size down to 4,000 square feet to make room for four additional affordable residential units.

Development plans were approved as early as 2015 and community feedback was presented by Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) at a public meeting in June of this year.

This project has had trouble getting off the ground, but “the team hopes construction will begin in April of 2020,” said BPDA’s Edward Carmody.

The Notice of Change to account for the additional residential units was submitted to the board on the heels of a Public Meeting, followed by a commentary period, and officially approved by the board October 17, 2019.

As articulated by Bonnie McGilpin, BPDA’s Director of Communications, this October Board approval means the project can seek funding in the current round from the Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development.

The Four Corners Project will feature 35 units all of which will be affordable housing. This project seems to be another ode to the city’s commitment to accessibility.

As outlined in the Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030, Mayor Marty Walsh increased housing targets to account for and accommodate 70,000 income restricted units. The expansion for four additional residential units in this project is another small step towards the goal.

Here’s the scoop on another project coming to the Four Corners neighborhood.

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Meg McGrath is a writer for Caught in Dot. As the daughter of an OG Southie resident and Irishman, she's right at home in Dorchester. She is a twenty-something, travel enthusiast, gin lover, and voracious reader, and probably frequents Irish bars a little too often. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @megmcgrath14