Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation was founded in 2001 by residents of the Hyde Park and Roslindale neighborhoods of Boston — they were concerned about rising rents and the need for more thoughtful development in their communities.
We work to sustain a thriving, economically diverse community in Hyde Park and Roslindale through a focus on affordable housing options, access to good transit, preservation of green spaces, and the development and empowerment of local leaders whose voices may not otherwise be heard.
We work to meet our mission through programs and activities that bring long-time residents and newcomers of all ages and diverse backgrounds together. We believe in equity, sustainability, organizing for positive change, and inclusiveness.
Oct 11, 2019
Electrical Permit Pulled for O'Connor Way Elderly Housing in Southie
An electrical permit has been pulled for the O'Connor Way Senior Housing development in South Boston. The project will feature 47 1 bedroom units, all designated affordable for people 62 and older. Three units are also designed to be fully handicapped accessible.
Jul 18, 2019
Cores in Place for O'Connor Way Senior Housing in South Boston
Two concrete cores are in place for the O'Connor Way Senior Housing development in South Boston near Andrew Square. The project will include 47 units in total, 46 affordable elderly housing for people age 62 and over and 1 for an on-site manager. The development is being built on a lot that had been vacant for over 50 years adjacent to the Mary Ellen McCormack Development. The project is expected to be complete in February 2020.
Jul 03, 2019
Plumbing Permit Issued for O'Connor Way Project in South Boston
A plumbing permit has been issued for the O'Connor Way Elderly housing project in South Boston. The project will include 47 units, all one bedrooms for people age 62 or older. Units will range in affordability from 60% AMI to 30% AMI with 5 set aside for homeless households. The project will also include 7 parking spaces.
Apr 02, 2019
Foundation Work Underway for O'Connor Way Elderly Housing
Foundation work is ongoing for the O'Connor Way Elderly Housing Development in South Boston. The project will include 47 one-bedroom units, all of which will be designated affordable. The development will also include 7 parking spaces along with a community room, a laundry room, a management office, and a patio. The land for the project was donated by The Boston Housing Authority.
Dec 07, 2018
Affordable Senior Housing Project in South Boston Breaks Ground
Earlier in the week Mayor Walsh and Boston Housing Authority celebrated the groundbreaking for the O'Connor Way Senior Housing Development. Caritas Communities and the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation will co-develop 46 one-bedroom units of affordable housing for adults age 62 and older on donated Boston Housing Authority land.
The $20.8 million project was funded in part through the IDP contributions from the St. Regis Residences, Boston and Pier 4. Common amenities will include a community room, a laundry room, a management office, and a patio. Construction is expected to be complete by February 2020.
Dec 05, 2018
Hyde Park Apartment Building Complete
The Residences at Fairmont Station in Boston's Hyde Park neighborhood are now complete.
New four-story building located next to the Fairmount MBTA commuter rail station containing 27 mixed-income residential rental apartments. Units include 3 studios, 3 one bedrooms, 16 two-bedrooms, and 5 three-bedrooms. 24 units will be rented to households earning no more than 60% of area median income (AMI), and 3 units will be rented at market rate.
Oct 17, 2018
Interior Finishing Underway for The Residences at Fairmount Station
Interior finishing is well underway for the upcoming 27 unit residential building adjacent to the Fairmount Commuter Rail Station in Hyde Park. The four-story project will feature a mix of studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units. 24 of the units are designated as affordable. The building will also include 6,000sf for a children's play area and a public community room.
Oct 03, 2018
Building Permit Issued for South Boson Elderly Housing
A building permit has been granted for the elderly housing development at 5 Major Michael J. O'Connor Way in South Boston.
The upcoming development of a vacant lot in the Mary Ellen McCormack housing development. Both the lot and entire complex are owned by the Boston Housing Authority. The project's 40,818 square foot building will include 47 one-bedroom units. There will be 46 units of affordable elderly housing for people age 62 and over and one resident manager unit.
Sep 17, 2017
Ground broken on 27 transit-oriented mixed-income housing units in Hyde Park
Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation and Traggorth Companies have broken ground on The Residences at Fairmount Station, a building located adjacent to the Fairmount MBTA commuter rail station that will contain 27 mixed-income housing units. 24 units will be rented to households earning no more than 60% of area median income (AMI), and 3 units will rented at market rate. Construction of The Residences at Fairmount Station's foundation is now underway; the building is expected to open in Fall 2018. The following is a photograph of work underway at The Residences at Fairmount Station:
#buildingabetterboston along the Fairmount line w/ @swbcdc! Ground broken on 27 new affordable and workforce homes in #smartgrowth #tod pic.twitter.com/jKRd08VNQK— Traggorth Companies (@traggorthco) September 13, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Residences at Fairmount Station developers obtain construction financingSouthwest Boston Community Development Corporation and Traggorth Companies, developers of the 27-unit Residences at Fairmount Station mixed-income transit-oriented development in Hyde Park, have obtained over $11 million of construction financing for the project, allowing the project to proceed. Webster Bank provided $6,747,000, and the State of Massachusetts provided $4,366,210 for a total of $11,113,210 in financing. Completion of The Residences at Fairmount Station, located adjacent to the Fairmount MBTA commuter rail station in Hyde Park, is expected in 2018.
Aug 31, 2016
Affordable housing developer acquires eight adjacent Hyde Park townhouses for $2.04 million
On August 15th, 2016, local affordable housing developer Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation (SBCDC) acquired eight adjacent townhouses in Hyde Park located at 875-889 American Legion Highway for $2.04 million as recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. The townhouses total 7,280 square feet of living space and are set on a 13,621 square foot lot with 14 surface parking spaces. The sale to SBCDC amounts to $277 per square foot. The previous owner, City Realty Group, acquired 875-889 American Legion Highway for $1.4 million in March 2013. The City of Boston provided $600,000 in financing towards the sale to SBCDC, the first transaction in a $7.5 million city initiative to preserve affordable rental housing. The Boston Globe reports that rents at 875-889 American Legion Highway will stay the same following SBCDC's acquisition; rents currently range from $1,700 to $2,200 per month. SBCDC is also developing The Residences at Fairmount Station, a 27-unit mixed-income apartment building located adjacent to the Fairmount MBTA commuter rail station in Hyde Park; SBCDC closed on its' acquisition of the Residences at Fairmount Station project site last week. The following is the deed for SBCDC's acquisition of 875-889 American Legion Highway:
Aug 25, 2016
Fairmount Station transit-oriented development moves forward with project site acquisition and state funding
The Residences at Fairmount Station, a 27-unit mixed-income residential rental apartment building, took a step forward today with developers Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation and Traggorth Companies' acquisition of the approximately 1/2-acre project site, located next to the Fairmount commuter rail station in Hyde Park, for $700,000 as recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation provided a $240,000 mortgage towards the acquisition. Approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in September 2014, The Residences at Fairmount Station was awarded funding earlier this month by the State of Massachusetts. The following is the deed for the developers' acquisition of the project site:
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