DotBlock is moving ahead targeting a summer 2016 construction start. DotBlock went before the Boston Civic Design Commission earlier this month; a Boston Civic Design Commission board vote is scheduled for this coming Tuesday, February 2nd. Building permits could be acquired in March; DotBlock will likely go before the Zoning Board of Appeals in spring 2016. Developer Atlas Investment Group is also actively working with the Boston Transportation Department to finalize traffic flow plans.
The developer has received interest from a national grocery chain regarding opening a DotBlock location, according to a report by the Dorchester Reporter. The DotBlock project site totals nearly four acres. DotBlock is sure to be transformative, bringing new residents and retail options to a growing district and activating some long-vacant parcels. DotBlock project renderings are posted above.
DotBlock Site Plan: