Corner Store

Location: 110 Savin Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125

Completion Date: 2020

Client: James Baker and John McDonough

Size: 10,000 SF

credit Dan Sheehan


RODE was drawn to the opportunity to create a space that would anchor Savin Hill's local retail district, a mission that was shared by developers James Baker and John McDonough. “When we were kids... every corner had a market. It was really part of a fabric of the community, and we’re looking to do that, replicate that, and make sure people feel this is a gathering place, a place to commune, quite frankly," offers Baker. The market is located across from the Savin Hill Redline station, offering a convenient stop for local commuters.


The building strengthens the streetscape of Savin Hill Ave, bringing new vitality to this neighborhood village. The folding forms tie into the street wall, activate the sidewalk, and reference the adjacent Flats on Savin and Cristo Rey High School, while offering outdoor spaces for the commercial tenants.