The Asian Community Development Corp and New Boston have broken ground on a residential development on that same block which will bring 50 affordable condos and 95 affordable apartments to a 362-unit complex.
Paul Lee, chairman of ACDC remembers when that block was full of activity.
“My dad worked in a local restaurant and my mom in a local garment factory,” Lee said. “It was a real neighborhood where people looked out for one another.”
Some of the new affordable units will go for about $531 a month for a one bedroom. Most will be rented for about $866.
You can read more about the project and the history of the neighborhood in the Boston Herald.