Framing Reaches Full Height For General Heath Square Development
Framing has reached full height, 4-stories, for the affordable housing development at General Heath Square in Mission Hill. The new building will feature 47 residential units along with 1,000 square feet of commercial/Office space, 20 parking spaces, and 47 bicycles spaces.
Building Permit Granted for 125 Armory Street in JP
A building permit has been granted for the upcoming renovation of 125 Armory Street in Jamaica Plain.
Approved renovation of the existing 199-unit Amory Street affordable senior housing building, located on six acres steps from Egleston Square, and construction of approximately 353 mixed-income apartments across three new five-to-six-story buildings on site. Up to ten new affordable senior apartments would be added within the existing Amory Street Apartments. 135 apartments in the new buildings would be designated affordable, with the remaining 218 apartments offered at market rate.
Framing Underway for General Heath Square
The concrete core is in place and wood framing is now underway for General Heath Square in Jamaica Plain. The upcoming affordable housing development will feature 47 units ranging in size from 1 through 3 bedrooms. The project will also include around 1,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and parking for 20 cars.
Jamaica Plain Redevelopment Secures $66.91 Million in Financing
The project at 125 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain has secured $66.91 million in financing with a large portion ($45.21 million) provided by Eastern Bank.
The approved renovation would consist of the existing 199-unit Amory Street affordable senior housing building, located on six acres steps from Egleston Square, and construction of approximately 353 mixed-income apartments across three new five-to-six-story buildings on site. Up to ten new affordable senior apartments would be added within the existing Amory Street Apartments. 135 apartments in the new buildings would be designated affordable, with the remaining 218 apartments offered at market rate.
599 Housing units move forward in Jamaica Plain, including preservation of 199 income restricted unitsLive: 559 housing units, preservation of 199 affordable housing units, 145 new affordable housing units, transit orientedWork: 364 construction jobs, 15 permanent operations, management and maintenance staff jobsConnect: 260,000 square feet of site improvements, new pedestrian and bicycle path, central connecting green, play area, accessible connectionsSize: 320,000 square feetThe Boston Housing Authority (BHA) issued a request for proposals for the 125 Amory Street property in July 2015 in an effort to preserve the existing 199 units at 125 Amory Street, and provide new housing on the adjacent vacant land. The project, the result of a partnership between the Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), and Urban Edge, will preserve the 199 existing affordable units, and build 145 new affordable units and 215 market rate units.125 Amory Street is an approximately six acre site owned by the BHA. The renovation portion of the preservation of the existing Amory Street Apartments, including new windows, high-efficiency mechanical systems, accessibility improvements, reprogrammed and improved common spaces for 4 residents, facade repairs, and interior unit upgrades. Existing additions to the building will be demolished, and improvements will be made for parking and open space around the site. The building will include up to 209 units of affordable senior housing, including an additional ten units that will be constructed in areas currently used by the BHA, which will be relocated offsite. Common program spaces will be upgraded within the building, and residential parking will be re-organized with replacement spaces adjacent to the building.The project includes construction of three new residential buildings totaling approximately 308,950 square feet. Building A will be a six story building over parking with approximately 147 rental apartments, including approximately 37 apartments affordable to households earning up to 70 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). Approximately 25 percent of the units will be two-bedroom or larger units sized for families. The building will include approximately 57 below grade parking spaces. Building B will be a six story building over parking with approximately 140 rental apartments, including approximately 35 apartments affordable to households earning up to 70 percent of the AMI. Approximately 25 percent of the units will be two-bedroom or larger units sized for families. The building will include approximately 58 below-grade parking spaces. Building C will be a four and five story building with approximately 62 affordable rental apartments, with approximately 76 percent sized for families. At least eight units will be set aside for residents earning under 30 percent of the AMI, with the remainder for residents up to 60 percent of the AMI.
Renderings revealed of 125 Amory Street mixed-income development in Jamaica Plain
The proponents of the $150 million 125 Amory Street mixed-income development in Jamaica Plain have revealed renderings of the project’s three proposed new-construction buildings, as well as a site plan for the overall project. The new-construction buildings are designed to relate to the materials of adjacent warehouse buildings, the existing housing complex on site which would be renovated and overall neighborhood scale. Renderings of the buildings show large scale windows and bays, with stepped volumes to resonate with neighboring two- and three-family homes. The overall 125 Amory Street site plan calls for a new linear park along the MBTA Orange Line, with new community spaces and roadways throughout the six-acre site.
125 Amory Street would construct a total of 353 new apartments, 135 of which would be designated affordable, across the three new buildings. The existing 199-unit complex on site would be fully renovated, and ten new affordable senior housing units would be constructed within. 125 Amory Street’s proponents anticipate to commence renovation of the existing building in the second quarter of 2018, and construction of the three new buildings by the end of 2018. The latest renderings of 125 Amory Street are posted above. The project is now undergoing design review by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA).
112 new Jackson Square housing units approved by Zoning Board
The City of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved 250 Centre Street, an upcoming building in Jamaica Plain’s Jackson Square featuring 112 apartment residences and 2,400 square feet of retail, last Wednesday (August 30th). Built by The Community Builders, 250 Centre Street will feature 44 affordable residences and will be located next to an upcoming 44-unit affordable housing building being built by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), which received zoning approval in April 2017. Both buildings were approved by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) in August 2016 and will be built on Jackson Square’s 2.2-acre Site III.
$150 million renovation and mixed-income expansion proposed for Jamaica Plain affordable housing complex
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, The Community Builders and Urban Edge propose to develop a $150 million renovation and expansion of the existing Amory Street Apartments affordable senior housing complex in Jamaica Plain, located steps from Egleston Square and the MBTA Orange Line. The existing 199-unit complex would be fully renovated, and ten new affordable senior housing units would be constructed within the existing building. Throughout the six-acre Amory Street Apartments site, three new buildings would be constructed containing 353 new apartments, 135 of which would be designated affordable.The proponents have filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) signaling their intent to develop the project, and will file a Project Notification Form (PNF) with additional details in the coming months. The proponents anticipate to commence renovation of the existing building in the second quarter of 2018, and construction of the three new buildings by the end of 2018.
Ribbon cut on 39 new affordable apartments in Jackson Square
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last Saturday (May 20th, 2017) for 75 Amory Avenue, a new building in Jamaica Plain’s Jackson Square featuring 39 affordable, family-sized apartment residences located steps to the MBTA Orange Line. Guests at the ceremony included Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City Councillor Matt O’Malley and Representative Jeffery Sanchez. Apartments at 75 Amory Avenue feature high-quality construction, brand-new appliances and large floor plans well-suited for the growing family; all apartments will be designated affordable and rented to households earning no more than 60% of Area Median income (AMI). The following are photographs from the ribbon cutting ceremony:
Exciting @marty_walsh @MattOMalley, @replizmalia @jeffrey_sanchez & #JPNDC just celebrated the ribbon cutting for 75 Amory Ave 39 new homes! pic.twitter.com/B8VXjUTXsf— Kerry O'Brien (@CoachKerryOB) May 20, 2017
@JP_NDC 's 75 Amory St. Apts Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting. 39 new affordable (and beautiful!) homes in Jackson Square. #mapoli #bospoli pic.twitter.com/vIrfasNfqn— Liz Malia (@replizmalia) May 20, 2017
75,000 square foot Jackson Square Recreation Center approved in Roxbury
The Jackson Square Recreation Center, a 75,000 square foot multi-use indoor recreational space, was approved at last Thursday (March 16th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. The Recreation Center will provide the Roxbury community with two full-size turf fields, one of which will also serve as an indoor skating rink.
Jackson Square Site III Phase 3, 144 new residential units in Jackson Square, approved for construction
At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved Jackson Square Site III Phase 3 for construction. Located in Jackson Square at the corner of Centre Street and Columbus Avenue steps to the MBTA Orange Line, Jackson Square Site III Phase 3 will construct two new buildings containing a total of 144 new residential units and 2,400 square feet of ground-floor retail. Construction could commence in spring 2017. More information about Jackson Square Site III Phase 3 is posted below.