Columbia Crossing

Land Sq. Feet
26,148 sq ft
Gross Floor Area
87,150 sq ft
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Project Description
The proposed development program for this project comprises the new construction of 62 income-restricted rental units, and the creation of over 15,000 SF of civic, arts and below-market commercial space, through the adaptive reuse of an iconic neighborhood asset - the former Dorchester Savings Bank building. 50 of the 62 total residential units will be affordable to households that earn 55% of AMI or less – a rent level that assures future affordability for the current residents of Upham’s Corner. Consistent with the community’s desire to establish an Upham’s Corner Arts & Innovation District, 12 of the residential units will be designed and marketed as artist housing. Columbia Crossing will provide a series of civic, gallery, performance, and rehearsal spaces woven throughout the building. A prominent gallery space to be known as “the Glow Box”, will feature high ceilings, glass walls, and flexible interior space, and will front along Columbia Road. This serves as the public face of the building, and will be available for public and community uses. Finally, the basement, which consists of approximately 3,300 square feet, will provide sound-proofed spaces that can be used for rehearsals, or recording and podcast studios. Ample storage space is provided for artists living in the building who need more space than what is provided within their residential units. Together, these spaces will provide a complement to the Strand Theatre as the district’s anchor arts institution, adding variety to the performance and art display space available within the neighborhood.

Project Phase

  • Letter of Intent
  • Under Review
  • Board Approved
  • Under Construction
  • Construction Complete

Submit Your Comments

Comment period ends Jun 30, 2022. To submit a comment in a language besides English, please email [email protected].
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