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St. Augustine’s Church developers to meet with community Thursday

Posted by Patrick Rosso  September 30, 2013 12:04 PM

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A rendering of the proposed rehabilitation of the church.


The owners of the St. Augustine’s Church and School will before the South Boston community Thursday to pitch a project that could add upwards of 67 new condominium units to the neighborhood.

The project, which includes the Dorchester Street Church and an adjacent school building on E Street, proposes converting the church into a residential structure for 29 residential units on three levels with 27 underground parking spaces. The second part of the project proposes demolishing the existing school building at 205 E St. and in its place constructing a three-story structure to house 38 residential units and 63 spaces of underground parking.

The project’s proponents, Paul Adamson, Mark Cummins, and Bruce Daniel, had first sought to demolish both buildings, but after community pushback the original plans were scrapped.

The church, which sits on an approximately 23,409-square-foot lot, and school, located on a 25,568-square-foot lot, were purchased by the developers for an estimated $2.4 million, according to Daniel.

A Boston Redevelopment Authority sponsored meeting on the proposal has been set for Thursday, October 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club located at 230 West 6th St.

The church, located at 225 Dorchester St., was constructed in 1874, according to documents provided by the Boston Landmarks Commission.

Both the church and school were closed by the Archdiocese of Boston in 2004, because of mounting financial pressures, according to the Boston Globe.

The church and school have since remained vacant, collecting rubbish and falling into disrepair.


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A rendering of the structure proposed for E Street.


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