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Mixed-use development proposed for key Fields Corner parcel

Posted by Patrick Rosso  January 9, 2014 12:37 PM

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(Image courtesy Lucky Strike Development, LLC)


A rendering of the proposed development.


The former home of the Lucky Strike bowling alley in Dorchester could soon be transformed into a new residential development with ground-floor commercial space.

A public meeting, sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, has been set for Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting, which will give residents and others a chance to provide input on the $7.5-million project, will be held at the Kit Clark Senior Services at 1500 Dorchester Ave.

The proposal is for 281-289 Adams St. in Fields Corner. Plans call for the construction of a three-story structure for 22 residential units and four ground-floor commercial spaces. The lot is approximately 16,420 square feet, according to the city’s Assessing Department.

The existing single-story structure on the property, which has been vacant for some time, will be razed.

In addition to the units, the project also calls for the construction of a 14 space parking lot, which is proposed to be located at the rear of the property. Tenants would enter the lot from Adams Street and exit from it onto Park Street.

The residential units are proposed to be rentals and the commercial spaces are proposed be sold to the prospective business owners, according to Hiep Chu, the general manger of Lucky Strike Development, the group behind the project.

“The building is not salvageable, and we think a mixed-use building will give new life to the neighborhood and bring foot traffic,” Chu said. “People should be able to live, work, and shop in the area and this will help with that.”

Of the 22 residential units: two will be studios, 12 will be one bedroom, and eight will be two bedrooms. Three of the units are expected to be set aside for affordable housing.

Along with the building, the project also calls for the construction of a 1,200-square-foot garden space on the corner of Adams Street and Lincoln Street.

“The area could use a development like this to transform the corner and this could be that initial step,” Chu said.

The project has received a number of letters of support from local businesses and politicians including City Councilor Frank Baker, B & B Auto Body & Sale, and the Five Street Neighborhood Civic Association, according to the Project Notification Form filed with the BRA.

More information about the project can be found here.

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(Image courtesy Lucky Strike Development, LLC)


A rendering of the proposed development.


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