Courtesy National Development

Newton-based National Development has revealed its initial plans for the Dorchester Avenue corridor in South Boston, where it acquired a group of parcels with plans to transform the industrial neighborhood.

Tatte Bakery will open a 30,000-square-foot bakery and test kitchen at 60-70 Old Colony Ave. along with a retail cafe, National Development said in a statement. Up to 10 restaurants and retailers will occupy another 45,000 square feet of ground floor space in the repurposed former factory buildings.

National Development acquired the property and other parcels in April from Cole Development. The property contains a former electric switch factory which was converted into retail, office and industrial space.

Pastry chef Tzurit Or began selling baked goods at farmers’ markets in 2007 and Tatte opened its first bakery in Brookline in 2008. The company has 13 locations in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline.

In South Boston, Tatte will have a viewing area of production space which will serve all of its locations and add capacity for future expansion. Current tenants Rock Spot, an indoor climbing gym, Lapels, a dry cleaner, and the Tufts Medical Center Behavioral Health Program will remain, according to National Development.

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