1392 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA

1392 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA

Scope
Renovation
12 SRO units
Retail space 

Davis Square Architects joined forces with Caritas Communities and Viet-Aid in an innovative project to reclaim this vacant, fire-damaged building for Dorchester's Field’s Corner neighborhood. The wood-frame structure was gutted and reconfigured to combine 12 accessible single-room occupancy (SRO) units with ground floor retail space. This mix of housing and commerce provided an important new resource for Field’s Corner’s growing Vietnamese community. Inaugurated by the Mayor of Boston, the project has been hailed as a prototype for further community-oriented collaborations.