October 29, 2014
The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a public meeting next Wednesday to review a developer’s proposal to convert a former Neponset Avenue store and warehouse into a four-story condominium complex with a restaurant. The meeting will be held on Wed., Nov. 5 at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center at 1 Worrell St., starting at 6:30 p.m.
In a letter to the BRA filed on October 15, the principal of Sousa Design, an architectural firm, explained that Paul Adamson, who owns and operates restaurants in South Boston and Quincy, will “lead a team” in the re-development of 367 Neponset Ave. The building once housed Boston Party Rental.
In July, the Reporter reported that Adamson and co-owner Mark Cummings had paid $300,000 for a liquor license and sought city approval to transfer that license to the Neponset Avenue location. The proposed 5,500 sq. ft. restaurant, called The Dorchester, would serve basic American fare for lunch and dinner with a capacity of 215 seats.
In his letter to the BRA, Stephen Souza outlines the housing component of the project, which will consists of a 26,000 square foot building with parking at grade. The lot itself is bounded by Neponset Avenue and Minot Street. The condo building would include 22 market rate units, three of which would be set aside as affordable, according to the BRA.
“The redevelopment of this single story building will add energy and vitality to the Neponset Ave. corridor by increasing available residential space, restaurant space and foot traffic,” wrote Souza.
The plan calls for 39 off-street parking spaces for restaurant customers to be located across the street at 372 Neponset Ave.
See more on the project at the BRA website.