A massive development has been proposed in South Boston. Developers have been working on detailed plans to transform a 4.8-acre area into one of Bostons largest residential development projects.
Washington Village is set to be built on an area that is currently filled with crumbling and abandoned buildings. The site is located on the corner of Damrell Street, Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester Street. The proposal calls for a massive 894,000 square-foot development that will include residential units, shops, restaurants and parking. The development will have park-like landscaping throughout the entire complex. There will be new pedestrian paths and plazas for people to walk in while the surrounding streets will get new sidewalks, new street lamps, benches and trees.
The development will create 656 residential units, 98,600 square-feet of retail space and over 500 new parking spaces. Early reports indicate that developers are looking for a grocery store to fill one of the spots as well as a pharmacy. Many of the restaurants and caf spaces will have the option for outdoor seating. The developers are not just looking to build a project but are aspiring to build a neighborhood within a neighborhood.
Many of the residents in the surrounding areas have praised the project for the much need retail space that it will provide to the entire neighborhood. Many people are also happy with the wide range of housing options that will be provided. Unlike many of the developments around Boston that have been approved in recent years, Washington Village will not just serve the wealthy with luxury condo units. While there will be many high-end units, there will also be a range of housing options of all different sizes geared towards people of all different incomes.
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Nick Lattarulo for Bostonia Properties