Developer Joe Hassell has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a warehouse at 212 Old Colony Ave., near Dorchester Street, with a six-story, 30-unit residential building with commercial space on the ground floor.
Hassell's proposed $8-million building would be built under the city's "compact living" pilot, with units smaller than otherwise required: The building's five studios would be 350 square feet rather than the normal minimum of 450 square feet. Even the two-bedroom units would be only 740 square feet. The goal of the pilot is to reduce the price of housing through smaller units.
Five of the units would be rented as affordable.
The building would have no parking but would have storage space for 30 bicycles.
The project site is in a great residential and commercial neighborhood with many existing residential structures, and new projects being built in the immediate area. We believe that our proposed project integrates well with its surroundings, both in scale and design. It will be a positive addition to an already vibrant and improving neighborhood.
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