The Loop is feeling home sweet home at Mattapan Station. Mayor Wu and city officials are celebrating the grand opening of the new six-story transit-oriented development at 500 River St.
What’s at this new Mattapan development?
The developers were able to repurpose a 2.57-acre MBTA parking lot in Mattapan Square. For all the commuters searching for parking, there are 50 permanent spaces on site, in addition to street parking along River Street.
The development is located next to an MBTA bus stop, across from the Mattapan Trolley stop, and a block from the Mattapan Commuter Rail Station. The bus stop is along Routes 28 + 29, which are included in the City’s Free Fare program.
The Mattapan development is also close to the Neponset River Greenway, a 2.4-mile long trail + green space running from Dorchester to Milton. Talk about location, location, location.
The project has created 135 units of affordable mixed-use housing, which will be available to a range of households with different income levels. The apartments will be leased through a lottery system from by the City of Boston.
The Loop at Mattapan Station has six studio apartments, 38 one-bedroom apartments, 81 two-bedroom apartments, and 10 three-bedroom apartments. There’s also some sweet amenities for residents like a fitness gym, community rooms, basketball court, roof deck, bike room, and an E-bike station.
Additionally, there is 10,000-sqft of first-floor retail space + the first tenant is a nonprofit grocery store. The Daily Table is a local community grocery market with a mission to provide nutritious and affordable food. The team partners with a wide network of providers to offer low-cost groceries, a community gathering space, and a teaching kitchen.