Developer pitches 40 units in industrial area


Dot’s the latest housing plan

Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
August 24, 2016

A Boston developer hopes to land an approximately 
$12.5 million, 40-unit residential development on a section of Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester that has been dominated by industrial and automotive uses.

Douglas George is pitching plans for a pair of six-story attached residential buildings at 1258-1272 Massachusetts Ave., a site that until recently was occupied by the Express Motors used-car dealership. The studio to two-bedroom units would be market-rate housing, save for five units that would be set aside as affordable, according to documents filed this week with the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

“It’s an exciting area,” said George, who lives in north Dorchester’s adjacent Polish Triangle neighborhood, less than a quarter-mile from the proposed development site, and has been building in the area for 20 years. “There’s a lot happening in the Mass. Ave. area. I think it’s a good project that will help activate that part of Mass. Ave.”

The development is proposed for two parcels measuring about 19,896 square feet next to the new Dorchester Brewing Co. and the Carpenters Union Local 33 hall. George purchased the site, along with 249 Boston St. and another parcel, for $2.2 million in early 2015, according to a Suffolk County Registry of Deeds filing.

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