UMASS FIELDING IDEAS TO DEVELOP 20-ACRE BAYSIDE PROPERTY
By Michael P. Norton
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 10, 2017....UMass officials this week asked developers for feedback about a potential mixed use development designed to transform a 20-acre parcel near the university's Dorchester campus into a destination on par with Harvard Square or the MIT Volpe Center area.
The so-called Bayside property at Columbia Point is three miles from downtown Boston, 2,000 feet from the JFK-UMass Red Line station, and offers access to Carson Beach in South Boston through the adjacent Dorchester Shores Reservation and Joe Moakley Park.
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