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Construction may bring a new vitality to Columbia Point

For decades, Columbia Point was an isolated peninsula of Boston that failed to attract much in the way of new development, despite its location on a prime strip of waterfront overlooking Dorchester Bay.

But a burst of building activity now promises to transform many of the area’s stubbornly underused and vacant properties into new housing communities, retail stores, restaurants, and striking academic and cultural buildings.

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