November 11, 2020
Community members will have the chance next week to hear the latest updates, voice comments, and ask questions at several virtual public comment sessions concerning development and planning projects in Dorchester.
Dorchester Bay City: Mon. Nov. 16, 6 p.m. – Planning sessions continue next week for the 34-acre waterfront site on Columbia Point that will be transformed by Accordia Partners into a new community with a mix of housing, retail and public spaces. The sessions have been separated by topic.
The BPDA held a virtual kick-off public meeting on Oct. 19, which was followed by an urban design-focused public session on Oct. 28, and an open space, public realm and resiliency meeting on Nov. 4.
The next remote meetings are scheduled for Mon., Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. on the topics of transportation and infrastructure and on Wed., Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. with the topic yet to be determined.
Register to attend at: bit.ly/DBCNov4; Call-in at: 833-568-8864. Webinar ID is 160 760 2881.
780 Morrissey Blvd.: Thurs., Nov. 19, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – An update on plans to transform a landmark Morrissey Boulevard dining and function facility that shut its doors in 2017 into a 206-unit apartment complex with a roof deck, dog spa, and 136 parking spaces will be heard that evening. The acre-and-a-half site, once home to the popular Phillips Old Colony House and Freeport Tavern, is now being used by a neighboring car dealership as a storage area for its vehicles. The parcel is owned by Phillips Family Properties, which also controls Boston Bowl, Phillips Candy House, Ramada Inn, and Comfort Inn among its Dorchester holdings.
As now planned, the complex will include two segmented residential buildings – one four stories tall and the other five – connected by a glass corridor and built over ground-level garages of 130 parking spaces with 6 additional spaces available outside.
The proposal, last aired during a virtual community meeting in late August, also includes plans for a roof deck, a leasing office, dog spa, and bike storage areas inside the building, as well as a designated short-term shuttle and drop-off area accessible from Freeport Street, an outdoor dog park, and patios.
The Zoom link: bit.ly/3kH3Fkz or call in 833-568-8864. The meeting ID is 161 514 1312.
A proposed development at 120-122 Hancock St. could look like this.
120-122 Hancock St.: Thurs., Nov. 19, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – The proponent, Urbanica, proposes construction of a new, four-story residential building on a parcel designated to the organization for redevelopment by the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND.) The plans include 15 residential homeownership units, 9 on-site parking spaces, community spaces, and an accessory bike room.
Registration information: Zoom Link: bit.ly/37ctzbL; call Toll Free: 833-568 - 8864.
“Moakley Talks” series — Tues., Nov. 17, 6 p.m. – Boston Parks & Recreation will continue its remote discussions, which focus on key aspects of the city’s plans for adding climate resilience and new programs to Moakley Park in South Boston:
• Community and Play: Tues., Nov.17, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Public Health and Environment: Tues., Nov. 24, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Access to all virtual events and materials will be available through the project website at boston.gov/parks/moakleypark.
37 Wales St.— Mon., Nov. 16, 6 p.m. – This meeting concerns a proposal by Heading Home, Inc. and E3 Development to develop 23 units of permanent supportive housing on this property serving formerly homeless families with incomes at or below 30 percent AMI by providing stable housing and on-site support services.
Heading Home is a Boston-based nonprofit organization with a mission to end homelessness in Greater Boston by providing a supported pathway to self-sufficiency that begins with accessing permanent housing, together with critical services such as life skills, financial literacy, and job training. For more information see bostonplans.org. Or contact project manager Michael Sinatra at 617-918-4280.
706 Dudley St. public meeting— The BPDA will host a virtual public meeting on Tues., Nov. 17 to review plans for a proposed five-story building with 25 two-bedroom units and one single-bedroom unit at 706 Dudley St. in Dorchester. The contact at the BPDA is Stephen Harvey at 617-918-4418 or Stephen.email@example.com.
Zoom Link: bit.ly/31Usge4 • Toll Free: (833) 568 - 8864 • Meeting ID: 161 903 4733