A developer today filed its plans to turn a 4.9-acre collection of small industrial buildings into a new neighborhood with 656 residential units in eight buildings, 96,000 square feet of retail space - including a grocery store and a pharmacy - and 2.4 acres of "public realm" space.
In a filing with the BRA, Core Investments says its Washington Village - at Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester and Damrell streets - will include both apartments and condos at affordable, "mid-market" and market-rate prices.
The tallest of the buildings would rise 24 stories - 20 for residential units and 3 for a parking garage.
The proposed development would have 560 parking spaces. Core says it anticipates many of the people who live there will forego cars in favor of the nearby Andrew Red Line stop, bus stops and Hubway station - and the convenience of the new stores that will come with the project, including a grocery store.
[T]he Project will transform a mostly vacant, underutilized site into a vibrant mixed-use village that will be a natural extension of the surrounding South Boston neighborhood. The nature of the Project will improve the quality of life for existing residents by providing a variety of neighborhood retail stores and a range of complementary housing options. The Project’s housing component is intended to provide a diversity of options for a variety of income levels, including local residents seeking to downsize but stay within the South Boston neighborhood as well as new renters and/or buyers seeking to establish roots and be a part of the Andrew Square community.
Core hopes to begin construction next summer, with the final construction ending in 2021.
Washington Village project notification form (61M PDF).