A community generated plan to help guide the future of the South Bay Shopping Center in Dorchester is expected to be revealed Saturday.
Over the past few months residents and stakeholders from Dorchester, South Boston, and the nearby businesses community under the banner Citizens Connect to South Bay, have been generating a plan for the shopping center and any possible expansion that could be in the works.
At the moment there are currently no plans to expand the center, but many from the community involved with the planning process expressed a desire to have the community’s wants on paper before any new potential development happens.
So far two charrettes, or citizen planning sessions, have been held since March. Those at past meetings highlighted a number of current issues with the shopping center including traffic, density, pollution, and a lack of small and local business options.
Many also said the area could benefit with new street connections, more trees, and more mixed-use development.
A final plan that incorporates concerns and comments recorded at the past two meetings will be presented Saturday morning at the Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12 at 1240 Massachusetts Ave.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will run from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
More information can be found here.
To read up on past meetings, click here.