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South Boston project would add 265 apartments off Dorchester Avenue

The initial plans also call for tens of thousands of square feet of commercial space

Rendering of a multi-story, mostly glass commercial building. Rendering via National Development

A former industrial property at 333 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston would be redeveloped into 265 apartments, 47,000 square feet of commercial space, 14,500 square feet of retail, and additional open space, according to a February 21 filing from developer National Development.

Plans for the parcel—and for other National Development-owned parcels in the area—have been out there since at least mid-December. It’s a choice stretch for the developer perhaps best-known for the South End’s Ink Block given that it’s between the Andrew and Broadway stops of the Red Line in an area poised to see lots of construction.

The developer said it has been meeting with residents and stakeholders about the 333 Dot. Ave. project for more than a year to gather input, and will soon start a formal review with the city. (Plus, the rendering herein is new.)

“As we move forward with the next step in the public approval process, we’re eager to continue working closely with neighbors in South Boston on our plans for this new extension of the community,” Ed Marsteiner, a managing partner at National Development, said in a statement. “Demand to work and live in this neighborhood has never been higher, and we are planning for the next generation of this area to meet the needs of both current and future residents.”

The plans for 333 Dot. Ave. are part of a larger redevelopment initiative along the Dorchester Avenue corridor in Southie, according to National. Last year, the company announced that Tatte Bakery will anchor the redevelopment of the former Cole Hersee building opposite 333 Dot. on Old Colony Avenue.

The company has bought up several acres between the Broadway and Andrew stops in recent years, a stretch mostly notable for its industrial and warehouse space—but also for its potential otherwise.

A 2016 analysis from the BPDA projected that a proposed rezoning could generate as much as 16 million square feet of development between the Broadway and Andrew stops over 20 years. Stay tuned.