As a managing member of RaiCoh Partners, David Alexander developed the former Meisel Press Building located at 944 Dorchester Avenue in the Boston, MA neighborhood of Dorchester, into a 59 unit loft development. The building and site plan were designed to fit within the surrounding Dot Ave. neighborhood, incorporating input from neighbors and community leaders to improve and refine the design. After successfully permitting the project through a rigorous neighborhood review board and steering the project through the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) large project review and the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals, construction began in March of 2007 and was completed in October 2008.
Construction included renovation of an existing structure, as well as the new construction of an underground parking garage and two new wings, bringing the total project size to approximately 72,000 square feet. Total development cost was $18 million.