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Dorchester Avenue getting 38-unit apartment complex with 26 parking spaces

It will replace a building with Tom English Bar and Dorchester Market

Rendering via Rode Architects

Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals has signed off on developer Adam Sarbaugh’s plan to replace the building at 951-959A Dorchester Avenue that houses the Dorchester Market and the Tom English Bar with a five-story, 38-unit apartment complex.

The redevelopment will have room for another restaurant—though not Tom English—and for the market once again. The approximately $6 million project will also include five affordable units and 26 underground parking spaces.

The pitch to the city, however, stressed the project’s proximity to public transit (it’s about a 10-minute walk from the JFK/UMass stop of the Red Line):

In close proximity to the MBTA’s subway station(s) and along its many bus routes, the proposed project ... Site has been carefully designed and planned as a transit and pedestrian focused development, to enhance future connectivity, walkability and neighborhood convenience at this gateway section of Dorchester Avenue.

Construction is expected to take 18 months. Stay tuned.