Construction Begins on New Jackson Square Development for 62 Affordable Units

Construction recently started on the new Holtzer Park housing development which will include 62 new affordable rental units in Jackson Square. The development is part of the Boston Housing Authority’s (BHA) 125 Amory Street redevelopment. The project is a joint venture between The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), and Urban Edge, which are renovating and preserving 199 public housing units as affordable housing, repurposing BHA offices into 12 new affordable units, and building approximately 133 units of affordable housing and 214 market-rate apartments in three new buildings on adjacent BHA-owned property. Holtzer Park will create 41 affordable units for households whose income is less than $76,740 for a family of four and are supported with Low Income Housing Tax Credits, according to a press release. An additional 21 of units will have project-based vouchers to provide more affordability for households whose income is less than $38,350 for a family of four.

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Rescheduled Public Meeting Dec. 8: 38 Units for Low/Extremely Low-Income Seniors Proposed for Washington Street

Editor's note: This meeting was originally rescheduled for Dec. 1, and has been moved to Dec. 8.  If you have already registered you will receive an email with this updated information and the new registration link. If you have not yet registered and wish to do so, please use the updated link found here. 

There will be a public meeting on Dec.

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The Brynx Receives 2020 Preservation Massachusetts Award

The Brynx apartment building recently was recognized by Preservation Massachusetts for their 2020 Preservation Awards. Located on South Huntington Avenue, and steps from Olmstead Park, The Brynx is a two-building rental apartment community. It combines both the 1920’s Shepley Bulfinch-designed details and character of the original structure—formerly known as the Goddard House—with the contemporary feel of the newly-built property. The Brynx was honored as one of the best transformative projects that revitalizes the best of the past for something good for the future. Honoring the original architecture and timeless features, the team at The Brynx remixed the property for modern living, nearly 100 years after the building first opened.

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Virtual Meetings to Discuss Redevelopment of Mildred Hailey Apartments Oct. 22 & Nov. 5

There will be two virtual community meetings to discuss the proposed redevelopment plans of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments. The proposal is just Phase I of the redevelopment of the Mildred Hailey Apartments. It would include a 1-to-1 replacement of the existing 253 public housing units and add 435 more housing units. The 435 units would be deemed affordable and upper middle-income apartments. On Oct.

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