A developer says it will soon file plans for two residential towers with 608 units at 75 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester, currently home to the long vacant Channel 56 studios.
The proposal, by David Raftery's Morrissey CFL Holdings, calls for one 17-story building and one 15-story building, which it bought from car dealer Herb Chambers after he gave up his idea of building a car dealership there. It's next to where the old Globe plant is now being turned into an R&D space.
Morrissey CFL says the two buildings will be the first phase of a long-range development plan that also includes redevelopment of the two adjoining properties it owns - currently home to Star Market and the Harbor Point Liquor Store and to the headquarters and studios for Beasley Media's Boston-area stations, which include WROR.
Because of the large size of the three lots combined, the developer says it will file for a "planned development area," in which the current zoning will be thrown out and the developer and BPDA will negotiate just what can go on the land.
In its letter of intent sent to the BPDA, Raftery did not specify any plans for the Star and Beasley lots, both of which are occupied by tenants with long-term leases. However, his company has presented one possible vision that called for a series of towers between the old Globe site and the JFK/UMass Red Line station, with some 1,000 total residential units and space for a supermarket.
75 Morrissey Blvd. letter of intent.