Uphams Corner Station
The Uphams Corner Station is located within two blocks of Uphams Corner Business District of Dorchester and anchors the Dudley Street mixed-use business and residential area. This area has experienced revitalization in the past 30 years through efforts of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Association and Dorchester Bay EDC. The MBTA completed full renovations of the station by 2007 with improved lighting, signage, new high-level train platforms for easy boarding, canopies, access ramps, electronic message boards, and pedestrian-friendly walkways
The Indigo Block project is a major mixed-use development adjacent to the Uphams Corner Station. The project is being developed by Dorchester Bay EDC and its partners Boston Capital, Escazu Development, and Newmarket Community Partners and Davis Square Architects. The long-vacant site at 65 East Cottage Street will be transformed into 80 rental apartments for low- and middle-income households; 9 condo homeownership units for sale at rates affordable to middle-income households; and 23,400 SF of light industrial space that will bring new jobs to the area. A new direct pedestrian connection to the MBTA platform from the site will be added, along with a community tot lot and public seating areas. In June 2016, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Board gave zoning approval for the project.
Dudley Village. This award winning 50-unit mixed-use development near the Uphams Corner Station is the first completed TOD project by Dorchester Bay after the CDC collaborative was founded in 2004. The project transformed a former crime hot spot into a vibrant urban village and is a flagship for family-friendly mixed-use development. Dudley Village includes a Community Center and Playground built with community volunteers and has several first floor commercial units.
Uphams West (555 Dudley Street). The 13 unit-mixed-use renovation stabilized 6 units at risk of losing their affordability and to add three additional units plus another property on Ramsey Street, a former crack cocaine den. Commercial tenants include a neighborhood grocer and the Food Project –a youth agriculture training project that promotes farming and local farmer’s markets. The minority general contractor for the project proved that we could reach impressive hiring goals for local and minority workers– 60% minority sub-contractors, 60% minority workers, 5% women workers, and 40% local resident workers.
Cottage Brook Apartments. Dorchester Bay EDC is modernizing this major 147-unit scattered site rental property located on and near Dudley Street. The buildings are at least 90 years old with a range of unit sizes. Renovations include major new energy efficiency measures as well as other needed renovations to update and maintain this important development for years to come.