The Community Builders is a nonprofit developer of mixed-income housing, as well as commercial projects, across the United States. To date, The Community Builders has completed 320 residential and commercial projects across 15 US states, including 25,000 housing units and 420,000 square feet of commercial/retail space.
Jun 28, 2019
3386 Washington St. Officially Under Review
The proposed 225 affordable unit project at 3386 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is now under official review. A new 6-story building would replace the existing warehouse facility on the site owned by the Pine Street Inn to be developed in collaboration with The Community Builders. 140 units within the project would be designated for supportive housing for individuals served by PSI. The remaining 85 units will be available to households earning between 60% and 80% of area median income. After construction completion, Pine Street Inn will have a new office on-site for its case management staff and will provide intensive support services to the residents of the 140 supportive housing units. The design, by Boston-based RODE Architects, includes an estimated 18,000 square feet of PSI office space on the ground floor and, community space and amenities for residents. In addition, the plan offers approximately 60 parking spaces for vehicles, bike storage, and 13,400 square feet of outdoor space for residents.
May 21, 2019
Facade Install Ongoing for A.O. Flats in JP
Facade install is ongoing for A.O. Flats as part of the Parcel U Development just outside Forest Hills Station in Jamaica Plain. This part of the development will include 78 mixed-income apartments along with 1,620 square feet of ground-floor retail. The project will also feature 1,040 square feet of community space, a 42-space underground parking garage, and a fitness center.
May 03, 2019
Window Install Nearly Complete for The Clarion in Dorchester
The Clarion, along Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester, has windows in place as exterior work progresses. The building will feature 38 residential units along with over 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Of the 38 units, 25 will be designated affordable. Resident amenities will include a bike room, open green plaza and on-site parking for 32 cars.
Mar 13, 2019
225 Unit Income-Restricted Development Planned in JP
The Community Builders a leading nonprofit developer of mixed-income housing has partnered with Pine Street Inn, New England’s largest homeless services agency, to build a mixed-use building at 3368 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, the most significant project of its kind in Boston to date.
The new building will replace the existing PSI warehouse/office building and proposes to create 225 income-restricted apartment homes, 140 of which would be housing units with support services for men and women moving out of homelessness. The design, by Boston-based RODE Architects, includes an estimated 18,000 square feet of PSI office space on the ground floor and community space and amenities for residents. In addition, the plan offers approximately 60 vehicle parking spaces, 85 bicycle storage spaces, and 13,400 square feet of outdoor space.
Mayor Walsh commented on the proposal saying, “Our goal in Boston is simple: end chronic homelessness throughout our city, this proposal has the potential to get us even further to that goal.” I’ve included the full press release below with additional information.
The development team hopes to have construction financing in place for the 2nd quarter of 2020 with construction beginning shortly thereafter.
Feb 12, 2019
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.
Jan 08, 2019
Framing Reaches Full Height for The Clarion in Dorchester
Framing has reached the fourth floor for The Clarion, the upcoming affordable housing development along Blue Hill Ave. in Dorchester. The project is set to include 38 apartments, a mix of one and two bedrooms, along with 32 parking spaces. There will also be over 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail in the building and 5,000 square foot open space for a community park.
Jan 02, 2019
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.
Dec 26, 2018
Parcel U Phase B Mortgaged for $10.797 Million
Phase B of Parcel U | Forest Hills has been mortgaged by Urbanica Development for $10.797 Million via Wellesley Bank.
This development will feature 78 apartments along with 1,600 sq. ft. of ground floor retail. Resident amenities at A.O. Flats will include a fitness center, a common lounge and bicycle storage.
Dec 03, 2018
Exterior Work Ongoing for A.O. Flats at Forest Hills
Exterior work and window install are ongoing for A.O. Flats at Forest Hills, part of the Parcel U development in Jamaica Plain. This development will feature 78 apartments along with 1,600 sq. ft. of ground floor retail. Resident amenities at A.O. Flats will include a fitness center, a common lounge and bicycle storage.
Construction is expected to be complete in Summer 2019.
Aug 17, 2018
Notice of Project Change for Parcel U in Jamaica Plain
Located on an approximately 126,070 square foot former MBTA site in Jamaica Plain and bound by Hyde Park Avenue, Ukraine Way, Tollgate Cemetery, and the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks, Parcel U will create 54 homeownership units, over the course of two phases.
Originally approved in 2014, the approval of this NPC will increase the number of units in Phase B of the project from 24 to 30. The project will also create two new pocket parks for the public.
Jul 31, 2018
Framing Started at A.O. Flats in Forest HillsFraming is underway for the A.O. Flats, phase three of the development at Parcel U in Jamaica Plain. This part of the project will include 78 apartments along with 1600sf of ground floor retail. Resident amenities at A.O. Flats will include a fitness center, a common lounge and bicycle storage.
Jun 04, 2018
Blue Hill Ave Property Mortgaged for $18.208 MillionThe Community Builders have mortgaged their property at 295 Blue Hill Ave for $18,207,500 million.The proposed 4-story mixed-use property would feature 38 residential units, 32 parking spaces, and 6,100 square-feet of ground floor retail. The building would consist of 1 and 2 bedroom units, 25 of which would be affordable housing.
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