Since 1965, 2Life Communities (formerly JCHE) has provided safe and affordable independent housing where older adults of all backgrounds can age in the community. Their programs and services enable residents to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic and supportive environment.
May 27, 2020
Permit Pulled for Sprinkler Install at Brookline Senior Housing Development
A permit has been pulled for the install of a new sprinkler system at the new residential building at 370 Harvard St. in Brookline. The Harold and Ronald Brown Family House will feature 62 units of senior housing connected to the neighboring Congregation Kehillath Israel. The affordable 1 & 2 bedroom units will be leased to seniors 62 years of age and older with a range of incomes.
Apr 28, 2020
Window Install Nearly Complete for The Harold & Ronald Brown Family House in Brookline
Window install is wrapping up for the Harold & Ronald Brown Family House along Harvard Street in Brookline. The building which is connected to the neighboring Congregation Kehillath Israel (KI) will feature 62 units of senior housing along with 1,000 square feet of commercial space. The development will also include a new pocket park.
Mar 06, 2020
Framing Nearly Complete for Senior Housing Development in Brookline
Framing is nearly complete for the upcoming affordable senior housing development at 370 Harvard St. in Brookline. The Harold & Ronald Brown Family House will feature 62 apartments for seniors 62 years of age and older along with 1,000 square feet of commercial space. The building will be physically and programmatically connected with Congregation Kehillath Israel.
Feb 14, 2020
J.J. Carroll Redevelopment in Brighton Wins BPDA Approval
2Life Communities redevelopment plans for the J.J. Carroll apartments in Brighton has been approved by the BPDA. The development will feature 142 affordable rental units along with 7,000 square feet of common space, 1,000 square feet of commercial space, and parking for 70 cars. The project will also include an 11,000 square foot program for all-inclusive care for the elderly.
Dec 31, 2019
Framing Underway for the Harold and Ronald Brown Family House in Brookline
Framing is underway for the Harold & Ronald Brown Family House along Harvard Street in Brookline. The project will feature 62 affordable rental units for seniors plus 1,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. A new public pocket park will also be built on Harvard Street.
Nov 12, 2019
Demo Permit App Filed For 1-23 Ledgemere Rd. in Brighton
A demo permit application has been filed to remove the existing multi-family buildings, the J.J. Carroll Apartments, at 1-23 Ledgemere Road in Brighton. The demolition would make way for the proposed redevelopment of the site which would include 144 senior housing units plus around 1,200 square feet of commercial space. The building would also include an 11,000 square foot Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Center, and ground floor "Village Center".
Nov 06, 2019
Brookline Development Secures $29.6 Million in Construction Financing
The Harold and Ronald Brown Family House in Brookline, MA has secured 29.6 million in construction financing with $17 million coming from local lender Citizens Bank.
The developer, 2Life is erecting 62 units of senior housing called the Harold and Ronald Brown Family House. The 65,000 square foot building will be physically and programmatically connected with Congregation Kehillath Israel. Along with a variety of campus partners, it will offer social, wellness, and educational programming to the wider community, welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds.
Oct 30, 2019
144 Unit Affordable Senior Housing Development Under Review in Brighton
Plans are now under review for the redevelopment of the John J. Carroll Apartments in Brighton, originally built in the 1960s and currently featuring 64 public housing units. 2Life Communities has proposed to demolish the existing buildings and construct a new 6-story building. The new project would feature 144 residential units, an approximately 11,000 square foot Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Center, and ground floor "Village Center". The Village Center will primarily be common space included in the residential square footage such as a multi-purpose room, Resident Service Coordinator offices, lobby, marketing/leasing office, and potentially a small resale shop and salon for residents. The ground floor will also contain approximately 1,200 square feet of commercial space, which is envisioned as a convenience store with fresh foods that would primarily serve the Proponent's staff, its residents and would also be open to the broader community. Approximately 70 parking spaces are proposed 41 in a parking garage and 29 surface parking spaces.
Sep 17, 2019
2Life Communities Breaks Ground on 62 Unit Senior Housing Development in Brookline
Late last week, 9/13, 2Life Communities officially broke ground on The Harold & Ronald Brown Family House in Brookline. The 62 unit senior housing project will be added to the Congregation Kehillath Israel (KI) campus. The state-of-the-art building will feature a mix of one and two bedrooms along with 1,000 square feet of commercial space and a new pocket park on Harvard Street.
Apr 17, 2019
CO Issued for 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg House at 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton. The senior housing development features 61 affordable apartments and 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Seven residences will be reserved for formerly homeless seniors, and five residences will be reserved for seniors with lifelong disabilities. A second-floor pedestrian bridge connects 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue to 2Life Communities existing 700-unit campus and amenities.
Dec 12, 2018
Construction Continues on Senior Housing Development in Brighton
Exterior work is wrapping up and interior fit-out continues for the new senior housing development at 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton. The project will include 61 affordable, senior residences, a mix of studios and one bedrooms, along with 3,500sf of ground floor retail space. As part of the development, a small public plaza will be constructed along Chestnut Hill Avenue.
Aug 15, 2018
Framing and Exterior Work Continue on New Senior Housing Development in Brighton
Framing and Exterior work continues at 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton. This upcoming senior housing development will include 61 affordable apartments, 3,500 square feet of ground floor retail and 21 parking spaces. A pedestrian bridge is set to connect the building to the Jewish Community Housing campus next door to allow residents to access their senior-friendly amenities.
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