Friday, October 18, 2019

New Apt Complex Next to South Bay Shopping Center

The neighborhood around South Bay is changing fast. And next up could be a large apartment building at 173 Boston Street in Dorchester that would include about 400 units.

Developer Bass Realty has filed plans with the Boston Planning & Development Agency, for a five-story apartment building on the site of a Verizon service center and a neighboring warehouse at 15 Enterprise Street. 

Bass Realty has owned the buildings since the mid-1990s as industrial property. 

The four acre project would include about 400 units in three wings, along with nearly two acres of publicly accessible open space, as well as a one-way street that would cut through, connecting Boston Street and South Bay. 

The project will also include 18,000 square feet of commercial space, a 260-space underground parking garage, and 25 on-street parking spaces. 

The development site is next door to the recently opened expansion of the huge South Bay shopping center, which added 475 apartments, a movie theater, and a more pedestrian-oriented street grid, to its big-box stores and enormous parking lot. 

This new project will knit that expansion more neatly into the neighborhood to the south and east.

The owners of South Bay envision eventually redeveloping the entire 50-acre shopping complex to feel more like a traditional mixed-use neighborhood, though plans for that are still in early stages.