Lucky Strike, Dorchester, MA

Lucky Strike, Dorchester, MA

Scope
New construction
Transit-oriented design
22 units
Commercial space
31,410 sf

Formerly home to the Lucky Strike bowling alley for over 50 years, the Lucky Strike site is located at a prominent intersection at the junction of Park and Adams Streets in Dorchester's Fields Corner neighborhood. After the bowling alley permanently closed its doors in 2006, the building fell into disrepair and required demolition.

Davis Square Architects worked with the client to design and develop a new mixed-use building of commercial spaces and residential rental units totaling 31,410 sf. The first floor consists of 7,875 sf of retail space. The rental housing above the retail space is a mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom units (2 studio, 12 1-bedroom and 8 2-bedroom), and the site also includes surface parking and landscaped greenspace. The unique form of the three-story building is derived from the curve of the street, with the building designed to maximize natural daylighting and views for each unit.

Lucky Strike is also an excellent example of smart growth and transit-oriented design, as the site is only a five-minute walk to the Fields Corner Red Line MBTA stop.