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Public comment period for proposed development at 11 Dorchester St. closes Oct 21

Posted by Patrick Rosso  October 11, 2013 11:10 AM

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(Image courtesy Allure Boston, LLC)


A rendering of the proposed building.

The public comment period on a proposal to build 30 residential units for Dorchester Street in South Boston closes Oct. 21.

The project, proposed by Allure Boston, LLC, calls for the construction of a five-story building at 11 Dorchester St. for residential units and approximately 2,230-square-feet of ground floor restaurant space.

A public meeting on the development was held Wednesday, according to a BRA spokesperson. The meeting, however, was not advertised on the website of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which the spokesperson called an “oversight.”

The project includes three studios, 17 one-bedroom units, and 10 two-bedroom units, according to a Project Notification Form filed with the BRA.

Plans also call for 54 off-street parking spaces to be housed in an at-grade and below grade garage. The garage will be accessed via West First Street. The two existing curb-cuts on Dorchester Street will be eliminated as part of the project.

The project area, which consists of two parcels contained by Dorchester Street, Dresser Street, and West First Street, is currently home to New England Auto Body and sits in a commercial/industrial area that borders a growing residential neighborhood.

Designs call for a “pedestrian-friendly” facade on the Dorchester Street and West First Street side of the building.

Plans also call for a “generous” setback on West First Street to allow for a larger sidewalk area that could possibly be used for seasonal outdoor seating.

On West First Street the building is proposed to be set back 10-feet and on Dresser Street it is proposed to be set back three-and-a-half feet. On Dorchester Street the building is proposed to come up to the property line.

The project will need relief from a number of zoning variances including excessive height, excessive floor area ratio, and insufficient usable open space.

A copy of the PNF can be found here.

The public comment period for the project ends October 21.

Those who would like to submit comments about the project can do so by emailing the BRA at lance.campbell.bra@cityofboston.gov or by fax at (617) 742-7783.

Comments can also be submitted by mail to:

Lance Campbell
Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201-1007


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The location of the proposed building.


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