Lots of changes coming this way…
Universal Hub is reporting that on Tuesday, the Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) nearly approved the large scale project in Dorchester’s Port Norfolk neighborhood at 24 Ericsson Street.
ZBA voted 5-0 in support of the plan by CityPoint Capital and Rise Together, but would like more details on how the project would keep the proposed waterside parkland from becoming the exclusive due to the fact the Port Norfolk neighborhood is pretty much isolated. The ZBA would like to see a more inclusive plan for this area all of the state can utilize but worry that there’s not enough parking for non-residents to enjoy. The developer has two months to come back to the board with updated details.
You can get the full story here via Universal Hub
Background info on the project
Back in January, the Boston Planning and Development Agency approved this five-building mix-use project. (This proposal had been back and forth with the BPDA and community since 2017.) The developers plan to transform three existing buildings and build two more to create 120 residential units – all built to Passive House energy efficiency standards. Also part of the plan is a combined 36,400 square feet of office space, 3,600 square feet of retail and a 22,300-square-foot boathouse.
New waterfront outdoor spaces and facilities will be created for residential and public use, including the upgraded marina and boathouse, a continuation of the Boston Harborwalk, and enhanced public access to the Boston Waterfront. New water transportation links could be created as well.
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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