The VietAid project is the redevelopment of two vacant lots in Dorchester, for construction of a new 495,656 GSF, four story, wood framed, mixed use building with 41 residential apartments.
The mixed-use project includes affordable units for households with incomes at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI), with eleven units affordable to households at or below 30% of AMI. The 6,000 square feet of ground floor retail space will be leased to the Dorchester Community Food Coop—a grassroots initiative to build a community and worker-owned grocery store that makes healthy food accessible and advances economic opportunity through neighborhood engagement.
Construction includes 6,200 SF ground-floor retail and basement level parking for 22 spaces. The project will achieve Enterprise Green Communities Certification.
Architect: Utile Architecture & Planning
Owner: Vietnamese American Initiative for Development Inc.
Location: Dorchester, MA