Update: Quincy Street, Dorchester

Update: Quincy Street, Dorchester

On September 1st, 2011 the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development announced that it will allocate one of five Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grants to the redevelopment of the Dorchester Quincy Street Corridor.

It’s been over a year since the revitalization project received this grant and on October 2, 2012 ABG Realty received word that construction of the project will commence by the end of this calendar year with operations expected by late spring 2013.

Furthermore, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC), the firm in charge of development efforts, announced that another $788,673 was awarded to the project from the Federal Health & Human Services Office of Community Services (OCS). The grant boosts the total financing of the food production facility to $12M and will support well over 100 jobs in the next three-five years right on Quincy Street.

The new center will be a shared use, multi-tenant, commercial kitchen facility that meets the needs of 40-50 start up and established food production businesses… With central recycling, composting, and converting used cooking oil into bio-diesel, shared offices, meeting space, storage, and refrigeration, there’s something for everyone! – Jeanne Du Bois, Executive Director of DBEDC

The DBEDC is partnering with CropCircle Kitchen, Inc. to redevelop the Pearl Meat Factory into a functional, shared space, food production facility. In addition to the shared space kitchen and storage facilities, there will be separately leased space available for established businesses.

For background information on the project and previous stages of development, check out this article.

Interested in leasing space? Please contact Karen Bunch at kbunch@abgrealty.net or give us a call at 617-492-9900.

Contact: dfayngor@abgrealty.net

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