4-story building on Metamorphosis site in Lower Mills gets BPDA board approval

This rendering shows a new building that would replace the existing Metamorphosis convenience store in Lower Mills. RODE Architects image

The Boston Planning & Development Agency’s board of directors has approved a mixed-use project that will replace the current Metamorphosis convenience store in Lower Mills with a new, four-story building that will house 24 residential rental units and ground-level commercial space. The housing units will be split between one bedroom and two bedrooms.

The developer, Joey Arcari, has agreed to contribute $45,000 to the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to support Dorchester Park and Walsh Playground and also contribute $6,600 to the City’s bikeshare system. 

The new building will be sited at 1153 Washington St. between the Star Market on River Street and Spukies N Pizza on Washington Street. The project building will include 18 parking spaces and storage for bicycles.

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