Developers David Winick and David Matteo have filed plans with the BPDA for a six-story apartment building with space for a ground-floor restaurant where Dorchester Street, Preble Street and Dorchester Avenue meet.
The proposed $7-million 400 Dorchester St. would replace a convenience store, parking lot and three-story residential building, according to their plans, filed today.
It would sit across Andrew Square from a six-story apartment building that won zoning-board approval last month, and next to two Preble Street buildings the two had built earlier. It's a few blocks away from the far larger and tallerWashington Village complex now under construction.
Winick and Matteo's building would have 35 units - 6 of them rented as affordable - divided between 5 studios and 30 one-bedroom units.
The building, which would also have a roof deck, would have no parking. would have no parking - the developers note its location near both the Andrew Red Line stop and the 5,
10, 16, 17, 18, 171 and CT3 bus routes, as well as ZipCar and Hubway (now Bluebikes) stations.
As a gateway building leading into Andrew Square, the proposed design started by taking the approach of using the forms and massing of a previous two-story building that existed on the site in the early 1900s. Some of the borrowed elements include the height of the lower two floors of the proposed project, the lower cornice and banding trim profiles and massing, the storefront massing and profiles, and the curved building front at the street intersection. The upper floors take queues from other “flatiron type” corner buildings located throughout the city, such as those located at the West Broadway and East Broadway intersection, and in the Fields Corner neighborhood.
400 Dorchester St. small-project review application (49M PDF).