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Dec 11, 2019
Interior Finishing Underway for Orient Heights Phase II
Interior finishing is now underway for Phase II of the redevelopment of the Orient Heights public housing development in East Boston. The project included the demolition of 87 existing units in four buildings and the construction of 88 replacement state-funded public housing units in two townhouse buildings and one mid-rise building. Construction is expected to wrap up in the first quarter of 2020.
Jul 31, 2019
Construction Complete for Paris Village in East Boston
Construction is now complete for the Paris Village apartments in East Boston. The project features 21- 2 bedroom homes and 11 - 3 bedrooms, all designated affordable at 30% or 60% AMI. A parking lot adjacent to the building includes parking for 21 cars.
Jul 05, 2019
Wood Framing Going Up for Orient Heights Phase II
Wood framing is in progress for the second phase of the Orient Heights redevelopment project. All existing buildings, dating back to 1951, will be demolished and replaced with new townhouse and mid-rise buildings. The new buildings will contain a total of 331 public housing units ranging in size from one to five bedrooms. This phase will include two new townhomes and one midrise building, totaling 88 units.
Jul 03, 2019
Boston East Refinanced for $55 Million
The property at 126 Border Street has been refinanced for $55 million via TD Bank.
Boston East is a six-story mixed-use development on the East Boston Waterfront. Boston East features 200 residential apartments and public waterfront amenities including a Harborwalk, art galleries, historic interpretive exhibits, available kayaks and paddleboards and a boat launch.
Mar 28, 2019
Demo Wrapping Up for Phase II of the Orient Heights Redevelopment
Demo of four existing buildings within the Orient Heights Development is wrapping up to make way for two new townhomes and one midrise building. The new buildings will include a total of 88 state public housing units. This is the second phase of the master plan to redevelop the 331 units of affordable housing located at the existing Orient Heights development in East Boston.
Jan 18, 2019
Grace Apartments Development Approved
The Grace Apartments at 187 Sumner Street in East Boston have been approved.
The proposed project involves the construction of a new 42-unit seven-story building and the renovation of an existing 26,800 square foot building currently on the same site in Maverick Square, in East Boston.
The existing building includes 17 elderly/disabled subsidized units as well as approximately 3,000 square feet of ground floor commercial. The property consists of a 16,266-square foot parcel of land with 26,800-square foot of mixed-use, residential and commercial building. There will be no changes to the footprint of the existing building.
Jan 04, 2019
Interior Finishing Underway for Affordable Housing in East Boston
Interior finishing is underway for the new affordable housing development, Paris Village, in East Boston. The four-story building will feature 32 apartments, a mix of 2 and 3 bedrooms, all designated affordable. The building replaces the former Salesian Boys Club that had been located on the site.
Dec 19, 2018
$26M in Construction Financing Secured for Phase II of Orient Heights Redevelopment
Citizens Bank announced today that its Community Development Group has provided $26 million in construction financing to Trinity Orient Heights Phase Two LP for the demolition of four existing buildings and replacement of 88 state public housing units, through the new construction of two townhomes and one midrise building. This effort, led by the Boston Housing Authority, East Boston CDC and Trinity Financial, is the second phase of a master plan to redevelop the 331 units of affordable housing located at the existing Orient Heights development in East Boston.
Nine of the units in phase two will be leased to tenants at or below 30 percent Area Median Income (AMI) and the remaining 79 units will be reserved for tenants at or below 60 percent AMI. All of the units will receive either state or federal housing subsidies.
“We greatly value our partnership with Citizens Bank and appreciate the Community Development Group’s market knowledge and excellent execution,” said Eva Erlich, vice president of development, Trinity Financial. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Citizens team as the construction of this second phase progresses.”
Nov 02, 2018
Building Permit Issued for Phase Two of Orient Heights Redevelopment
Building permits have been issued for Phase Two of the Orient Heights Redevelopment in East Boston. The two new permits are for an 8 unit townhouse and 4-story, 72 unit building along Vallar Street. In total, the project will be a complete overhaul of the l of the 15-acre, 331-unit public housing development, which originally opened in 1951. Phase One of the project was completed this past summer.
Oct 02, 2018
Proposed East Boston Development Under Official Review
East Boston Community Development Corporation's proposed project at 191 Sumner Street is currently under review.
The proposed $18.7 million project involves the construction of a new 42-unit seven-story building and the renovation of an existing 26,800 square foot building currently on the same site in Maverick Square, in East Boston.
Jul 16, 2018
Certificate of Occupancy issued at Orient HeightsA Certificate of Occupancy has been issued at the Orient Heights Redevelopment in East Boston with phase one complete. Phase One, was budgeted at approximately $52 million and replaced four existing buildings containing 90 apartments with 120 affordable housing units across a series of townhouses and one mid-rise building. The four-phased Orient Heights Redevelopment will replace 331 public housing units built in 1951 with 415 housing units, including 373 affordable and 42 market-rate.
Jul 13, 2018
Orient Heights Redevelopment NPC approval keeps the project moving forwardPhase One of the Orient Heights Redevelopment was completed in Spring 2018. Phase Two of the revised project consists of the demolition of four structures on the northwestern edge of the project site and the construction of 88 residential units with a combination of the townhouse and mid-rise buildings, community space in the mid-rise building, 76 vehicle parking spaces, and open space and public realm improvements.The NPC includes the following proposed changes to the project as it was originally approved:A decrease of four residential units to be constructed as part of the Phase Two project, bringing the total from 92 to 88 units.The elimination of two parking spaces, bringing the total from 78 to 76 parking spaces.The elimination of 42 non-public residential units from the project, bringing the total number of residential units from 373 (a combination of public and non-public residential units) to 331 units (all public housing units).The elimination of 49 parking spaces from the project, bringing the total number from 306 to 265 on-street and off-street parking spaces.The elimination of approximately 57 bicycle parking spaces from the project, bringing the total number from 388 to 331 bicycle parking spaces.An increase of approximately 73,290 square feet of open space from the project, bringing the total from 87,985 square feet to 161,275 square feet of open space.The elimination of a roadway connection from Waldemar Avenue to Vallar Road.The existing community center within the project site will be renovated instead of newly constructed, 1,000 square feet of community gathering space will be provided in Phase Two and 5,200 square feet of community gathering space will be provided in Phase Three.
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