By adamg on Fri, 09/11/2020 - 1:57pm
The BPDA board is urging the Zoning Board of Appeal to reject a proposed Amazon "last mile" distribution center off Dorchester Avenue in South Boston because it doesn't fit with a city vision of a Dorchester Avenue as a walkable district of largely residential buildings to replace the current stretch of low-rise commercial and industrial buildings between Broadway and Andrew Square.
Core Investments wants to rent a former Blue Cross/Blue Shield Warehouse and nearby land on Alger Street, near Damrell Street, for use as a warehouse and loading and torage area for its delivery vans.
The zoning board is scheduled to consider the proposal at a Nov. 17 hearing. The BPDA board yesterday urged the zoning board to reject the proposal "without prejudice," which means Core Investments could come back with a different proposal for the land within a year.