Building with 28 apartments but no parking proposed for Dorchester Avenue near Ashmont

Rendering of proposed 1813 Dorchester Ave. building

Architect's rendering of proposed building.

Developer Mark Kennedy filed plans with the BPDA on Monday for a five-story, 28-unit residential building with ground-floor retail space at 1813 Dorchester Ave., across from Edwin Street, a few blocks north of the Ashmont T stop - the first new development proposal along the street since the start of the pandemic.

In his filing, Kennedy writes: "The project will not include accessory off-street parking owing to its close proximity to public transportation. Rather, the ground floor will contain two separate retail units, a gym or similar amenity space for residents, with an outdoor patio, a spacious bicycle storage room ..."

The building would replace the warehouse that now sits on the site.

It would have 19 two-bedroom and apartments and 9 one-bedroom units. Four of the units would be rented as affordable.

Kennedy hopes to begin construction of his proposed $8.5-million building in late 2021, with occupancy in late 2022.

1813 Dorchester Ave. small-project review application (19.1M PDF).