The Board of Appeals today approved a developer’s proposal to replace the Tom English Bar and the Dorchester Market with a five-story apartment complex – with room for the market, but not the bar, to move back into.

Adam Sarbaugh wants to build 38 apartments – 5 rented as affordable – 26 parking spaces and room for both the market and a new restaurant. Sarbaugh’s attorney, Joe Hanley, told the board Sarbaugh would be seeking a “neighborhood restaurant” operator for the building, one more focused on food than Tom English’s is.

The BPDA board approved the proposal earlier this month.

Small-project review application (11.8M PDF).

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