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Mapping Dorchester's Transit-Driven Construction Boom

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Boston's residential-building boom is reverberating throughout the city, be it Fort Hill in Roxbury or the West End/North End borderlands or out in Brighton. The Hub's No. 1 Neighborhood is no exception. Six projects either proposed, planned or under construction are due to add an anticipated 1,300 apartments and condos to Dorchester, not to mention hundreds of hotel rooms and tons of retail. And! In keeping with one of the region's long-running meta-themes, all of these projects, including the 278-unit Hub 25 rendered above, are near public transit, particularly the Red Line.


· Transit-Oriented Development Provides Spark to Transform Dorchester [Globe]
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· Condo Boomlet in Fort Hill Rippling Through Roxbury [Curbed Boston]
· Greater Boston's 2014 Neighborhood of the Year: Dorchester! [Curbed Boston]

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1. Hub 25

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25 William T Morrissey Boulevard
Dorchester, MA 02125

This two-building project on a vacant lot is slated to have 278 apartments as well as plenty of private and public outdoor space. Construction is under way.

2. University Place Residences

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University of Massachusetts Boston, 150 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02125

This development will include 184 apartments, two dozen of them designated as affordable. The city O.K.'d it in 2013.

3. 120 Savin Hill Avenue

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120 Savin Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125

Parking concerns almost derailed this plan for 14 condos. In the end, opponents settled for three spots instead of 15. The project won final city approval in November.

4. DotBlock

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Dorchester Avenue & Hancock Street
Boston, MA 02125

The first phase of the project is slated to include 64 2-BR condos in eight four-story buildings as well as 50 condos or apartments in another five-story building. The second phase would put 145 residential units in two six-story buildings. There would also be up to 40,000 square feet of retail space spread about and a 400-space garage. It has yet to be approved.

5. South Bay Center

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B, 8 Allstate Road
Boston, MA 02125

This past February, the developer of South Bay Center pitched plans to plunk 115,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, a 65,000-square-foot cinema, a 150- to 200-room hotel, and as many as 500 apartments on a 10-acre plot next-door.

6. 1961 Dorchester Avenue

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1961 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02124

The city O.K.'d this 81-unit apartment complex in February. Fifty-three units are designated as affordable and there will be parking for 81 bikes (and 44 cars).

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1. Hub 25

25 William T Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA 02125

This two-building project on a vacant lot is slated to have 278 apartments as well as plenty of private and public outdoor space. Construction is under way.

25 William T Morrissey Boulevard
Dorchester, MA 02125

2. University Place Residences

University of Massachusetts Boston, 150 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02125

This development will include 184 apartments, two dozen of them designated as affordable. The city O.K.'d it in 2013.

University of Massachusetts Boston, 150 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02125

3. 120 Savin Hill Avenue

120 Savin Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125

Parking concerns almost derailed this plan for 14 condos. In the end, opponents settled for three spots instead of 15. The project won final city approval in November.

120 Savin Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125

4. DotBlock

Dorchester Avenue & Hancock Street, Boston, MA 02125

The first phase of the project is slated to include 64 2-BR condos in eight four-story buildings as well as 50 condos or apartments in another five-story building. The second phase would put 145 residential units in two six-story buildings. There would also be up to 40,000 square feet of retail space spread about and a 400-space garage. It has yet to be approved.

Dorchester Avenue & Hancock Street
Boston, MA 02125

5. South Bay Center

B, 8 Allstate Road, Boston, MA 02125

This past February, the developer of South Bay Center pitched plans to plunk 115,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, a 65,000-square-foot cinema, a 150- to 200-room hotel, and as many as 500 apartments on a 10-acre plot next-door.

B, 8 Allstate Road
Boston, MA 02125

6. 1961 Dorchester Avenue

1961 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA 02124

The city O.K.'d this 81-unit apartment complex in February. Fifty-three units are designated as affordable and there will be parking for 81 bikes (and 44 cars).

1961 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02124