Five-Story, Mixed-Use Building Eyed For Hancock Auto Body Lot


A proposal for a five-story, mixed-used building to replace an auto body shop sits at the intersection of Hancock and Pleasant streets, across the way from the forthcoming mixed-use Dot Block project and less than half a mile from the Savin Hill T station.

As rendered by RODE Architects, “the proposed building has been designed and scaled to complement the busy thoroughfare of Hancock Street and Pleasant Street, the area’s ongoing multi-family residential development, and the surrounding mixed-use development proposals.”

Apartments are a proposed mix of studios, one-, and two-bedrooms. Of the 36 residential units, five will be made affordable to households earning between 80 percent and 120 percent of the area median income.

In the filing with the BPDA, developers said they hope to “revitalize an industrial parcel” and replace the current automotive repair uses with retail and a gallery. The open lobby and community art gallery would be visible to pedestrians through a glass-fronted first floor. The developers will also create “a more pedestrian friendly Hancock Street by improving the streetscape and widening the sidewalks."

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For more information, read the original article by Jennifer Smith at the Dorchester Reporter.

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