Housing project pitched for Pleasant Street funeral home site


Dorchester Reporter | By Jennifer Smith
December 8, 2016

dot-condoMembers of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association planning committee like the design but worry about the density of a 21-unit building proposal that would replace the old Scally & Trayers Funeral Home on Pleasant Street.

The planning committee gave their assessment to the larger civic association at the group’s monthly assembly at the Little House on East Cottage Street on Monday.

Giuseppe Arcari purchased the 14,688-square foot parcel in July for $1.6 million as recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. Arcari is a stakeholder in the popular Tavern in the Square restaurant group.

In a presentation given to the Columbia-Savin Hill group in November, Arcari said the plan is to demolish the existing approximately 6,000-square foot building. In its place would rise a 34,621-square foot, four-story building at the intersection of Pleasant and Pearl streets.

Off-street parking is included in the plan, with at least a one-to-one ratio, planning committee chair Eileen Fenton told the assembled members.

The first floor is designated for parking in the current proposal, with three floors allotted for residences. Plans show a combination of one- and two-bedroom units.

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