On Thursday, the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s board approved Core Investments’ master plan to put 11 buildings and millions of square feet of commercial and residential development along an industrial stretch of Dorchester Avenue in South Boston.

Back in July, Core Investments filed official plans with the BPDA for On the Dot. The 9.1 acre master plan includes 2.5 million square feet of mixed-use development, including a life science building. On The Dot and 505 Dorchester Avenue Development will be located at 475-511 Dorchester Avenue.

The plan includes a four-building complex with 196 residential units and retail space in addition to the life science building. The building will range between 11 and 17 stories and 600 parking spaces in underground garages.

This new complex will be right near yet another life science project proposed by National Development that will replace Gold’s Gym and a group of Marr Rigging warehouses at 323-365 Dorchester Ave. with four buildings of mixed-use development.

Boy, oh boy, lots of changes coming to that neck of the woods!

You can get more details here. 

Rendering by Stantec.


  1. Kevin October 13, 2023 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Does quality of life ever become part of these discussions during the process? The City does not have the infrastructure to deal with this impact of a project of this size/scope/scale. 196 units, 600 parking spaces in an area that is already overwhelmed with traffic. This is too large of a development for this area. Just wrong.

  2. Stacia October 20, 2023 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    The traffic and parking over there is already horrific. National Development built Iron Works and has now blocked parking lot for patrons which is already making residential parking difficult especially with all the road work and now this? Do they care about quality of life?

  3. Mike Thomas October 24, 2023 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Is this another facet of ‘AGENDA 2030′ ?
    or do most concerned Southie people not know what that means ?
    The idea is that everyone rents.. period, end of story.
    Didn’t you read that big ol’ billboard ? It said ” welcome to the rental revolution”
    AGENDA 2030..look it up.
    Southie will look like Singapore as it almost does already.

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