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    Dudley Square would get a 25-story tower

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    Developer Lisa Guscott submitted plans to build a 25-story tower in Dudley Square.

    Developers are pushing ahead with a tower in Dudley Square that would be the tallest building the neighborhood has ever seen.

    A firm led by veteran developer Lisa Guscott filed official notice with the Boston Planning & Development Agency Friday for a 25-story apartment tower across from the Dudley MBTA station. It would have 236 units, and would be among the largest projects yet in a neighborhood that’s seeing a surge of proposed development.

    There’s no timeline yet to start construction, said project manager Beverley Johnson. But the filing with BPDA will launch community review and help to finalize plans for the building.


    Lisa Guscott’s father, Kenneth Guscott, among the city’s most prominent African-American developers, first floated the idea for the tower two years ago. Kenneth Guscott died in a fire at his home in Milton in March.

    Two years ago, the tower was estimated to cost about $200 million, though Johnson said that number will likely change by the time construction begins. The Guscott company, Rio Grande LLC, said in its filing that it would seek local tax breaks to help finance the project, and that 20 percent of its units will be set at affordable rents.

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