The neighborhood of South Boston is a rapidly expanding area filled with young professionals, families, and urbanites looking for quick access to downtown. And soon, the area will have another draw for Bostonians — a brand new development adjacent to Andrew's Square.
This new area is Washington Village, a multi-use development featuring seven buildings across 4.9 acres where people can live, work, and shop.
Features of Washington Village
Located at 235 Old Colony Avenue, Washington Village will feature retail space and both condos and apartments for urban professionals. The relatively large parcel of land has been allocated for a great deal of residential space: 214 apartments and 532 condos.
Additionally, the developers plan to build about 82,400 square feet of retail space and 663 parking spaces, turning this once industrial and commercial parcel of land into a public space that's sure to be bustling.
But Washington Village isn't just about building apartments and chic cafes. The developers also plan to plant around 120 new trees on the land, helping beautify the area and reduce Boston's carbon footprint. Washington Village will also have a space for the South Boston Historical Society, giving residents and visitors an opportunity to learn more about the community's history.
Connecting with Surrounding Neighborhoods
While Washington Village sits on the bones of an industrial park, the new development is not meant to be isolated from its surroundings. Its prime location near the Red Line station makes it a great area for people looking to live away from the city proper yet still want to easily get downtown.
The developers are leaning into this connectivity, building public plazas and opening up new space on Tuckerman Street. This will allow Washington Village to seamlessly integrate with nearby Dorchester.
The minds behind Washington Village are Samuels and Associates, a community-focused company that aims to create innovative and memorable developments that lead to thriving new neighborhoods.
While Washington Village has yet to begin construction (largely due to COVID-19), it is clear that this team is dedicated to building a space where people can live, play, dine, and shop while connecting with South Boston in a new and unique way.