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Condos could replace old nursing home in Codman Square

Apinwall rendering

Architect's rendering of building after white hipsters move in.

A developer has proposed replacing a former nursing home on Aspinwall Road in Dorchester's Codman Square with a four-story, 34-unit condo building that would have 29 parking spaces in an underground garage.

The proposed building would replace the old Nelson Manor Nursing Home at 3 Aspinwall, just off Washington Street, on land that is currently zoned for three-family homes no more than 2 1/2 stories tall, under plans submitted by Solmon Chowdhury - who is also known for his Shanti restaurants in Dorchester and Roslindale

The building would house three studios, 16 one-bedroom units and 15 two-bedroom units. Four units would be sold as affordable.

In his filing, Chowdhury says the building would mean a more pedestrian-friendly street through a new sidewalk and landscaping.
In addition to the BPDA, the zoning board would also have to approve variances for the project.

3 Aspinwall Rd. small-project review application (28M PDF).

Another rendering, from the rear, featuring birds:

Aspinwall rendering
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I like all your posts, u-hub-fan. Please post more.

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Housing is good.

But I'm waiting for the day when architects get tired of the "building that looks like multiple buildings" trick.

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are like everyone else graduating from college today. Bachelor degree but zero common sense.

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Architects don't get anywhere near the design level without a Master's Degree. So far as I know, most good university schools of architecture run a five-year BS/MS major for it.

If you just have a B.S., you're a draftsman, umm.... drafter, ummm... CAD entry operator.

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that don’t get a parking spot.

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And at least 2 bus lines that run every 12 minutes between the orange line and the red line.

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To a horrible public transportation system. If you're happy with the MBTA, good for you.

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Four of those units without a spot will be the affordable ones.

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Every variance will be approved.

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This area doesn't have a restaurant with a full bar on every corner. I hope this building does get approved.

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Tastefully done. Build it.

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