A developer is moving forward with the proposed redevelopment of a 5-acre site in South Boston’s Andrew Square into a 658,000-square-foot residential complex.

The project at 235 Old Colony Ave. has been in the works for approximately four years, during which developer David Pogorelc of Boston-based Core Investments LLC has held numerous meetings with neighborhood residents as he assembled ownership of the parcels.

The project also would include 77,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, including a grocery store and restaurants, according to a letter of intent sent last week to the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
A laundry, printing press and transmission shop formerly occupied the site. The remaining tenant, a paint store, will occupy part of the new retail space, according to the filing by attorney Joseph Hanley of McDermott, Quilty & Miller LLP in Boston.

A mix of condos and apartments would be built in eight buildings covering six blocks, with approximately 1.4 acres retained for open space. The project would be built under a planned development area master plan, requiring relief from the city’s zoning code. It will be subject to the city’s large project review process for developments larger than 50,000 square feet.

Courtesy: Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff