In South Boston, new apartments and more change
A plan to convert the former Gate of Heaven parochial school into airy apartments targeted for young professionals signals more change in the neighborhood
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.