The Carruth

1910 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02124

Boston Neighborhood: Dorchester
Status: Construction Complete (Units Available)
Number of Units: 42
Price Range: $269,000 – $379,000
Concierge Building: No

Description: An anchor property of the grand revitalization of Dorchester (especially around the concept of transit-oriented development (TOD)), the Carruth is a six-story brick and metal mixed use condo development adjacent to the MBTA Ashmont transit station. The Carruth will house 116 units in total, 42 market-rate condominiums on the top two floors, and 74 income-restricted apartments on the bottom four floors. The Carruth condominiums will be served by a separate entrance on the opposite end of the building from the rental apartments.

Every unit in this Dennis Duffy design is a little different. Open floor plans range in size from 800 to 1,300 square feet, including 5 one-bedrooms, 4 one-bedrooms with a den, and 24 two-bedrooms, all with one bath, 7 two-bedroom two-bathroom units, and 2 two-bedroom two-bathroom with a den units.

The mixed-income housing development is being built in conjunction with the redevelopment of the Ashmont Peabody Square Transit Center. In total, approximately $100 million is being invested into this area by way of the Carruth, Transit Center redevelopment, and the Peabody Square beautification. The Carruth, which is located on an 38,000 square foot lot owned by the MBTA, will also incorporate such ‘Smart Growth’ design principles as the use of photovoltaic panels, energy efficient appliances and building methods, and the redevelopment of a community center.

Bamboo flooring and carpeting will cover the units, along with custom cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances in the kitchens. Each condo is accompanied by one deeded garage parking space accessed by a security card. Completion is targeted for the first quarter of 2008.

The Carruth will also add 10,000 square feet of neighborhood retail space, which will include an Italian restaurant, a Wainwright Bank along with Flat Black coffee shop, and several other stores. The combination of new housing and new retail businesses will play an important role in the continued revitalization of the neighborhood.