Urbanica of Roxbury has filed plans with the BPDA to build 15 "affordable" condos at 120-122 Hancock St., at the base of Dorchester's Jones Hill, near Howe Street.
Eight of the units would be sold to people making no more than 80% of the Boston area median income; the others would be sold to people making no more than that income level.
Twelve of the units would have two bedrooms, the remaining three would have one bedroom.
Urbanica has proposed nine parking spaces.
The design is inspired by triple decker and bow front. The hillside site presents an opportunity for a terraced building strategy that is well integrated with the landscape in terms of height, mass, and scale. There will be two new buildings on the sides of the central terrace, designed to be in proportion the many Three Decker homes on Hancock Street. The proposed buildings will present a familiar yet new face to the neighborhood and unify the streetscape along Hancock Street. The new buildings compliment the bow-front rhythms, roof lines, and character of the historic architecture of the neighborhood. In addition, the buildings will be constructed using Passive House principles, as well as strive to meet LEED Silver or Gold certifiable standards. The combination of a very high level of energy efficiency and sustainable construction strategies will keep the home affordable to live in over the long term, and continue to advance ecologically responsible development models.
The proposed new units would replace an existing three-decker and a vacant lot.
120-122 Hancock St. documents and calendar