Apartments proposed for Dorchester block

Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
April 28, 2017

A new market-rate housing development with ground-floor retail would take the place of an “unsightly” one-story commercial building with several storefronts in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner, according to plans filed with the city.

Developer Valdomiro Pina, in partnership with builder Vargas Dasilveira, wants to construct a five-story, 20-apartment building with three retail spaces at 734 Dudley St. and 4 Wendover St.

The estimated $5 million project would combine three parcels that include some residential space into one lot.

The block-long development would bring more residential foot traffic to the neighborhood, according to the developers.

“The proposed project will completely revitalize this section of Dudley Street and will bring necessary residential housing to an underutilized corridor,” the project filing states. “The site is attractive due to its proximity to public transportation and all of the many shops and restaurants along Dudley Street and Columbia Road.”

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