21 affordable condos, most aimed at artists, approved on Hillsboro Street

Rendering of proposed 2 Hillsboro St.

Rendering of proposed 2 Hillsboro St. by Icon Architecture.

The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans for a four-story, 21-unit live/work condo building at 2 Hillsboro St. in Dorchester - with 18 of the units aimed at artists.

The units, which will be split between studios and one- and two-bedroom units, with one three-bedroom unit, will all be sold to people making between 80% and 100% of the Boston area median income.

The project, on what is now a vacant lot, is a continuation of developer New Atlantic Development's work to preserve 45 artists studios nearby on Humphreys Street.

In addition to ground-floor gallery and a shared workspace in the basement, the building will accommodate artists through work space in condos and wider-than-normal front and unit doors.

The building, which will have six parking spaces, will have all electric heating, air conditioning and kitchens.

The BPDA board approved the project in April.

Nobody spoke against the proposal.

2 Hillsboro St. filings.


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