1 min readBy Published On: January 14th, 2012Categories: Features2 Comments on Dorchester Heights Assn.

How much is too much?

The Dorchester Heights Association aren’t very happy with a local Southie developer these days. At a recent DHA meeting, residents came out in strong opposition to developer Frank Mulligan’s proposal to redevelop 408 East Eighth St from the existing single-family home to a four-story eight-unit building.  

The new building would house two-bedroom units that would be approximately 1,000-1,400 square-feet in size.

According to a recent article on boston.com, one of those in opposition is Congressmen Stephen Lynch who owns a property that abuts 408 East Eighth Street. 
“When we start knocking down one-family homes around here and start putting up eight unit buildings we can kiss this neighborhood goodbye,” Lynch said. “I’m going to oppose this and I’m going to ask them [Zoning Board of Appeals] to oppose this with prejudice. I’m all in against this project.”

This project must be approved by Zoning Board of Appeals.  A new hearing is scheduled for February 28th at the ZBA. 
Representative Nick Collins who was also present at the meeting said he is opposed to the development. Another meeting for abutters/concerned residents and the developers is in the works – but not scheduled yet.
What do you think?


  1. Mac January 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Its a little to late the neighborhood feel has been gone in Southie for at least 15 years.


    When the goverment starts putting millions in to Housing projects and moves criminals from other parts of the city to South Boston projects over longtime decent working neighborhood people Southie is long gone.

  2. Anonymous January 26, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    nice job, save one house because Lynch does not want some condos in his back yard. Where was he when they were building condos in my back yard?

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