Ed. note: Story updated to note the current building will not be torn down.
The owner of the building that now houses the Fernandez IV Liquors, a pizza place and a laundromat on Hancock Street at Trull Street in Dorchester has proposed adding three floors of apartments, with the liquor store and the laundromat remaining during construction.
In a filing with the BPDA, Huy Nguyen says the new building would have six three-bedroom and six two-bedroom units, with the rest split between one-bedroom and studio units. Six of the apartments would be rented as affordable.
The building would have 14 parking spaces.
The Proposed Project will contribute to the revitalization of this portion of Hancock Street by transforming the existing one (1) story commercial property, consisting of three (3) storefronts, into a mixed-use residential building that will match the surrounding neighborhood at an urban scale. Although the Proposed Project has been designed with a modern aesthetic, the building’s massing, setbacks, and carefully curated landscaping all lends towards a streetscape that is both cohesive with the existing architecture and welcoming to pedestrians.
Another view of the proposed building:
81 Hancock St. filings and meeting schedule.