Building with 18 condos proposed for Polish Triangle

Rendering of proposed building at 617 Dorchester Avenue

Rendering of proposed building at 617 Dorchester Avenue by Context.

A pair of developers have proposed a four-story, 18-unit condo building on what is now a vacant lot that stretches between Dorchester Avenue and Boston Street in the Polish Triangle, just south of Andrew Square.

In their filing with the BPDA, developers Mark Little and Jack Ordway say three of the units in their $7-million building would be sold as affordable. The building, roughly a tenth of a mile from the Andrew Square T stop, would have no on-site parking.

The proposed project will be building out an underutilized site, to fit contextually at an urban scale with its abutters and surrounding neighborhood. Overall, the building is designed with a modern aesthetic; however, small design decisions, including the use of cornices, building mass setbacks, and careful considerations to material and color, all contribute towards a more visually cohesive streetscape. The site is visible along the Southeast Expressway (Interstate 93) and among commercial and residential roads which will serve to enliven and enhance the surrounding context.

They hope to begin roughly nine months of construction in early 2024.

In addition to the BPDA, the Zoning Board of Appeal would also have to approve the proposal.

617 Dorchester Ave. filings and meeting schedule.

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