1121 Dorchester Avenue Rendering | Photo from BPDA
Recently approved by the city of Boston, the 1121 Dorchester Avenue project will consist of two different development sites – 1121 Dorchester and 31 Savin Hill Ave – totaling 12,029 square feet. The gross floor area of the project is estimated to total 30,975 square feet.
The construction of the area will result in two structures. The first development will be a new four-story building fronting Dorchester Avenue. This building will contain 21 residential units with 19 off-street parking spaces and 26 bike storage spaces.
The second building will be a three-story building fronting Savin Hill Avenue. The Savin Hill building will contain three units with parking located in the main building’s underground garage access with shared access off of Savin Hill Avenue. Larger sidewalks will be created as a result of the development to enhance the activity in the area around the site.
Based on the 1121 Dorchester Avenue project presentation, the proposal for residential units will include 18 one-bedroom and three (3) three-bedroom units in the Dorchester building with three (3) two-bedroom units in the Savin Hill building. A large part of this development will include the additional retail space offering, including a large commercial restaurant.
Within the walking radius of the project are several bus stops, the T-line, Zip Car, and Blue bike options. As far as other amenities in the area, the Dorchester Avenue project provides plenty of area parks, restaurants, and schools within walking distance from the proposed site.
The designs for the project have been completed by RODE Architects, including Eric Robinson. He called the project an exciting prospect for the neighborhood. He went on to comment that “as a 20-year resident in the Savin Hill area. It’s exciting to see what I believe are productive projects along Dorchester Ave. that create some much-needed housing and bring in opportunity for new amenities to the community. That’s what this project offers…”
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) project is currently board approved. The next phase will be to break ground on construction, but no definitive timeline for when units will become available. These units will not last long – not with the prime location and Elevated will keep updating information as it becomes available.