2.7 min readBy Published On: June 28th, 2023Categories: Living5 Comments on Hot In Southie: Andrew Square in South Boston

You heard it here first! The hottest new neighborhood on the horizon in South Boston is Andrew Square. With lots of new development in the works plus a slew of new businesses with more to come, the Andrew Square neighborhood, including Dot. Ave and Old Colony Ave. is one of the most up-and-coming parts of South Boston. I recently sat with Sarah Maguire of Aranson Maguire Group to discuss all the changes happening! She also gave me a tour of 9 Glover Court, nestled in the heart of Andrew Square. You can check out the video here. See below some of the topics discussed!

Location, location, location

This upcoming area is conveniently located between two MBTA stops – Andrew Station and Broadway Station. The South End is just over the West Fourth Street Bridge, and The Seaport is a 7-10 minute drive or a 15-minute bike ride. Centrally located to I93 and the Mass Pike.

Washington Village

The long-awaited Washington Village has officially begun construction of a 5-acre former industrial site into a mix of uses knitting together the Andrew Square community. The first phase will include the construction of a mixed-use building with 214 rental homes, including 37 income-based units, and 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail (did someone say new supermarket?) and restaurant space at the intersection of Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester Street. There will also be a public park built in addition to upgraded sidewalks, crosswalks, landscaped areas, and new streets to promote walking and biking as healthy and safe transportation options. You can read more about this here. 

On the Dot

Core Investments announced a proposal for 11 new buildings on 21 acres along Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, starting with a previously disclosed proposal for a residential site and three life sciences and office buildings. Under a draft master plan filed earlier this month with the BPDA, a long stretch of Dot Ave. would be remade from a low-slung industrial cluster into a hub of lab activity and multifamily housing, with many of the buildings envisioned to rise 200 feet into the air, if not higher in some cases. The plan calls for nearly 4 million square feet of new development over four phases. Just over a third of the square footage would be residential space, with more than 1,000 units planned. Holy Moly! You can read more about this development here.

Iron Works

Iron Works has already kicked off the transformation of Old Colony Ave with the development of the old Cole Hersee Building – two full city blocks! The buildings, located from 10 to 80 Old Colony Ave., have been re-envisioned as a creative office, maker space, restaurant, fitness, retail and outdoor amenity areas, all while preserving the building’s distinctive industrial character. Tenants include Tatte Bakery, Castle Island Brewing, Rock Spot Climbing, b/spoke, Freight Farms headquarters and showroom, PKL, Mei Mei Dumplings and Shy Bird, plus more in the works. You can read more about this here. 

9 Glover Court

Where a commuter-friendly location meets boutique finish, the new construction units at 9 Glover Court offer immediate access to public transportation and major roadways; Inside, you will find meticulously selected elements that provide an enhanced luxury feel to your home. You can learn more here. 

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  1. Jean Downey July 3, 2023 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Not one word about parking or commuting are the Square. There was talk at one time about adding roads to the expressway, but looks like that will not be happening. They didn’t mention you can walk to the methadone mile, or that these folk from the mile are already in the Square. Don’t believe everything they tell you, there just selling condos. traffic is a nightmare already

  2. Mike Thomas July 6, 2023 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    I believe, if we really step back and have a very hard look at all the development that has been going on for the past 30 years or so, it just might become clear that it isn’t only an imposition on so many who have lived in Southie, but in and around Boston as a whole, surrounding towns as well.
    I’ve been in Pittsburgh for almost 20 years in heavy construction, I’m an operator and it’s what is happening here,… people are being displaced into higher rent areas, or God knows where, homeless are on the rise… Methedone mile here too !!………it’s time for all to wake up to AGENDA 2030.
    It ain’t good, its underway, it’s a process of transformation.
    Learn , think and share…
    Research is key, knowledge is WISDOM !
    If we know what’s going, we can all steer our destination.,
    Remember who you are, never forget forget where you came from.
    Southie is my home town !
    OFS ’61

  3. Susan Y. July 9, 2023 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    The homeless, and heroin addicts, will not be leaving the Andrew Square area. Let’s get real here !

  4. mplo July 13, 2023 at 12:45 am - Reply

    It seems that the heroin addicts are the most worrisome and the most dangerous to have around. Since heroin is so expensive, heroine addicts often resort to crime such as mugging and robbing innocent people in order to support their habit. Why should anybody have to worry about being mugged and robbed by the junkies on the street? It’s not right.

  5. BB July 13, 2023 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Yup, lets buy into these projects paying high rents living with druggies and drunks pissing, passed out in your doorway.

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