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Public gets up-close look at plan for development at Mattapan Station

December 21, 2017

By Jennifer Smith, Dorchester Reporter

There was action last week on the plan to transform the 2.57-acre MBTA parking lot in Mattapan Square into a sprawling mixed-use development.

The first Impact Advisory Group meeting on the project on Thursday featured residents quizzing the team on transit, environmental impacts, and community benefits.

Nuestra Communidad Development Corporation and the Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc. (POAH) are developing the River Street lot into a $57 million combination of housing, green space, and retail.

“They have joined forces in an effort to build upon what makes the Mattapan neighborhood so important – its diversity and the strength of its residents,” a city filing reads. “This proposed mixed-use, mixed-income rental project will help to leverage local opportunities for growth and expansion by adding jobs, creating commercial and retail services, and providing stable affordable and workforce housing.”

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