Samuels & Associates begins phase 1 of the development of Washington Village: NEREJ
South Boston, Massachusetts According to Samuels & Associates, Phase 1 of the Washington Village project in South Boston has started construction, officially kicking off the long-awaited redevelopment of a former five-acre industrial site into a mix of uses bringing together the place Andrew Sq. community.
This first phase – which is developed in a joint venture with Core Investments, Inc. and Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. (Intercontinental) – will include the construction of a mixed-use building with 214 rental units, including 37 social housing units, and 20,000 s / f of retail and restaurant space on the ground floor at the intersection from Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester Street. The centerpiece of the Washington Village project will be a public park that will be created to provide a welcome neighborhood convenience that immediately establishes the site within Andrew Square. community. The streetscape developed during this first phase will include improved sidewalks, crosswalks, landscaped areas and new streets, in order to promote walking and cycling as healthy and safe transportation options.
âWe are thrilled to put shovels in the ground and make this transformative project a reality. Beyond much-needed new housing at various prices, the plan creates new streets and new open public spaces that will mark the start of the transformation of this former industrial area, âsaid Peter Sougarides, director of Samuels & Associates. âThe project team would not have reached this milestone without the invaluable feedback and support from the Andrew Square community, and we look forward to working with our neighbors as Washington Village continues to move forward. “
âWashington Village occupies an exceptional place in the history of the district and I am delighted to celebrate the completion of this redesigned project. This first phase of Washington Village is a key step in the renewal of Dorchester Ave. in South Boston for the 21st century, âsaid David Pogorelc, Founder and CEO of Core Investments. âWe have honored our first commitments to Andrew Sq. Civic Association and especially thank them for their continued support.
Steps away from MBTA’s Andrew Station, this is the first phase of a roughly one million s / f master plan that will introduce a mix of commercial, residential and commercial uses, as well as space open open to the community and scheduled to be scheduled throughout the year. Washington Village is designed to reduce the reliance of the surrounding neighborhood on car travel, consistent with the mission and vision of Dorchester Ave. Corridor Plan. The building was designed to take into account the city’s greenhouse gas reduction targets and will be LEED Gold certified.
âThe corner of Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue is being transformed into a bustling section of Andrew Square. Washington Village will bring all the good things to those who wait. And boy, have we been waiting, âsaid Linda Zablocki, president of Andrew Sq. Civic Association.
âWe feel like the 2004 Red Sox, on the eve of something special. Core Investments has brought the team together and Samuels is taking the trophy home! This will be a vital project for the future of South Boston, and we are delighted to see it take off, âsaid Pattie McCormick, vice-president of the Andrew Square Civic Association.
Peter Palandjian, President and CEO of Intercontinental, said: âWe are honored and thrilled to activate the community in our own backyard. With unionized jobs and a carefully designed multipurpose complex, this project represents the potential that exists in Andrew Square. We are delighted to help realize this potential.