The Dorchester Reporter reports the BPDA last week approved the 36-acre Dorchester Bay City project, which will include 1,950 apartments and enough offices, labs and stores to employ up to 17,000 people.
Although mostly focused on the old Bayside Expo Center site owned by UMass Boston, Accordia Partners' project will also include the sites now occupied by the Santander Bank processing center and the Boston Teachers Union.
The company is proposing at least $41.7 million towards transportation infrastructure, including helping to pay to rebuild the crumbling JFK/UMass T station - as well as $23 million for upgrading Moakley Park. The site will also have more than 8 acres set aside as public open space.
Because the whole site is at current sea level, the project calls for streets to be raised a foot above expected flood levels and a ridge along its sea shore.
Dorchester Bay City filings.