The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved $131 million in new development at a board meeting Thursday night. New projects in South Boston, East Boston, Brighton, Charlestown and Dorchester are set to add almost 140 new housing units and create 500 construction jobs.

New projects include the following:

South Boston: A $7.35 million redevelopment project that’s set to add 26 condominiums at the site of the former Gate of Heaven School, which was shut down in 2008.

East Boston: A $7 million project that would transform an old gas station into a 33-unit housing development at Jeffries Point.

Brighton: The redevelopment of a five-story office building at 1505 Commonwealth Avenue. The $9 million project is slated to add 80 apartments.

Charlestown: An $85 million, 230-room hotel. Courtesy of developer the Kavanagh Advisory Group, the hotel will occupy the Chain Forge Building in the Navy Yard.

Dorchester: The $23 million Boston Teachers Union replacement headquarters.

Renderings via Boston Redevelopment Authority.