OK sought for $12.5m condo plan on Mass Ave.

Dorchester Reporter | By Jennifer Smith
September 1, 2016

Dorchester developer Douglas George is proposing a large residential development for a swath of Massachusetts Avenue occupied until recently by a car dealership and industrial firms.

The Development company Roseclair Boston, LLC, for which George is the manager, is pitching two attached six-story buildings containing forty residential condominium units for the site. The residences would be primarily market rate, with five affordable units in accordance with the city inclusionary development policy, according to the Letter of Intent submitted to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on Aug. 16.

The cost of the development has been put at $12.5 million, including $ 7.5 million in construction costs. β€œI think it will be a great project,” George said in an email Monday. β€œIt is replacing a used car lot and we will be activating that part of Mass Ave. as we help create what will become a lively new gateway to the city from the south.”

The development plan, spanning 1258-1272 Massachusetts Ave., comprises two contiguous lots containing 6,001 and 13,896 square feet of land near the new Dorchester Brewing Company and the Carpenters Union Local 33 hall. An Express Motors used car dealership formerly occupied No. 1258.

Approximately 1,463 square feet of commercial space would be divided between the buildings, which would share 37 accessory parking spaces located partly at grade, and partly in a ground-level garage.

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