Dorchester Bay City Update 07/13/23

Dorchester Bay City Wins Design Approval

In planning since 2020, the Master Plan for Dorchester Bay City has won approval from the Boston Civic Design Commission. The massive project aims to create a unique, contemporary, welcoming waterfront community across the 36-acre site. The mix of uses within the development includes affordable housing and prioritizes an inclusive ground floor experience, new pedestrian and bike access, multiple open spaces with different programming opportunities, and flexible retail spaces to create opportunities and support small, local and MBE/WBE-owned businesses. In total, the project would feature nearly 2,000 residential units, over 4M square feet of office/research space, and 180,000 SF of restaurant/retail space. 

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An intentionally designed open space network includes 19.7 acres of green space with roughly 1,000 new trees. According to project documents, the new design of the site could lower the temperature by up to 30 degrees on a hot summer day. Included in the open space is the Dorchester Green, an expanded broad lawn and series of planted areas with trees at the edge of the project that connects to the future Dorchester Bay Esplanade an inclusive and dynamic waterfront promenade. 

BLDUP spoke with Shimahara Visual who worked on 3D Renderings & Visualizations for the project. "At Shimahara Visual, we have worked with our amazing clients to visualize unbuilt architectural projects of all shapes, sizes, and use cases over the years, but the scale of Dorchester Bay City absolutely stunned us when we first saw it. We knew it would be a challenge, but we were excited about it. This project will be full of life and activity and as a team, we worked really hard to bring that to life in the renderings. We immensely enjoyed the opportunity to help share this future development with the world, and it was a pleasure working with the amazing team at CV Properties that trusted us with such an inspiring project. We can't wait to see how Dorchester Bay City will impact the future of Boston!"

Next up the project will need to go before the BPDA Board, with a hearing potentially scheduled for mid-August.

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