With building permits in hand, DotBlock ready to break ground

Graphic lays out DotBlock structures

The Boston Planning and Development Agency has approved a series of building permits for the $200-million DotBlock development in Glover’s Corner. Given that development on Dec. 16, construction at the nearly four-acre site between Dot Ave and Hancock Street is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021, said Diana Pisciotta, a representative for the developers, Samuels and Associates and Wintergold, LLC.

“As of right now, there’s nothing new on the site, but if we start to move forward with actual construction, I think January or so could be within the realm of possibility,” said Pisciotta. 

The project will include 488 housing units in 4 buildings – up from the 362 originally envisioned for the site. The complex will include about 30,000 square feet of neighborhood-focused retail space and more than an acre of public space. Revised plans also include a 345-space underground garage; the original plans called for a 5-story, 450-space above-ground facility.