Please note: this meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
The BPDA is hosting a virtual Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting for Phase 1 of the CORE on the DOT project, located in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an overview of the proposed changes and discuss potential impacts and mitigation. The meeting will include a presentation followed by questions and comments from the IAG.
The PDA Master Plan Area is comprised of approximately 21 acres of land, bounded generally by Southampton Street to the south, the Southampton/Amtrak rail yards to the west, private property at 365 Dorchester Avenue to the north, and Dorchester Avenue to the east. The development concept will construct twelve (12) new buildings with significant open space and public realm components as a vibrant mixed-use extension of the neighborhood including ground floor retail, residential units with associated amenities, and commercial development including office, lab, and R&D areas with associated mechanical and support spaces. Substantial portions of the development are proposed on formerly industrial properties with state and federally-regulated hazardous soil materials that will be remediated as part of the construction effort. The total development will be constructed in four phases and include approximately 3,771,000 square feet of new commercial and residential buildings. The masterplan includes four (4) new publicly accessible open spaces totaling approximately 2.9 acres, including a new 1.5-acre green space adjacent to a new, realigned D Street.
Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of four new buildings at 495 and 505 Dorchester Ave and 65 and 75 Ellery Street, as well as two new open spaces.
Please note that the purpose of this meeting is different from that of a traditional community meeting. As part of the development review process, IAG members work closely with BPDA staff to identify the impacts of a project and recommend appropriate community benefits to offset those impacts. IAG meetings prioritize discussion between the project proponent (i.e. the developer) and IAG members.