Gate of Heaven Elementary School, closed by the Archdiocese of Boston in 2009, is being targeted for redevelopment by a Boston firm that wants to build 39 apartments and a new roof deck. Last week, a different developer received approval to build residences in the nearby Gate of Heaven gymnasium. The projects are a microcosm of the rebuilding that has transformed large swaths of South Boston in recent decades with modern residences and retail stores that cater to an ever-growing population of young workers.
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