54-unit complex eyed for South Boston

Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
May 2, 2017

A West Fifth Street building occupied by a South Boston distributor and servicer of conveyor belts, motors and drives since 1970 could be headed for the wrecking ball if proposed plans for a 54-unit residential complex win city approval.

Milton-based Trinity Green Development LLC is proposing the project for 20 West Fifth St., where Colmar Belting Co. has worked out of the single-story concrete building since its construction, according to a letter of intent filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency. Trinity owns the property, and Colmar plans to relocate so the building can be demolished.

The almost half-acre site is behind the Mass Bay Credit Union’s parking lot, near Dorchester Avenue, in a neighborhood of light industrial, retail and other commercial uses, and some residential buildings that range from a small number of single-family homes to multi-unit condo and apartment buildings.

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