1.3 min readBy Published On: March 23rd, 2022Categories: Living0 Comments on One Step Closer: Port Norfolk Project

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.

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