A look inside The Knights of Columbus Senior Housing project mid construction. The project will be a 23-unit, 100% affordable elderly housing development in Boston’s North End. The site and building are currently owned by the Knights of Columbus, Ausonia Council #1513, a non-profit community organization that has used the building as their meeting hall and community space since the 1960s. The project is an adaptive re-use of the building into a mix of studios and one bedroom apartments. All units will be LIHTC units. The project will lease the building from the Knights of Columbus for 99 years. The plan is to build a new 1,515 SF space adjacent to the housing.
The Knights project will provide much needed housing for the elderly in one of Boston’s most thoroughly gentrified and sought after neighborhoods. All of the amenities one would need are within walking distance, including a branch of the Boston Public Library, local shops and restaurants, and the Nazzarro Community Center which hosts a series of programs dedicated to serving the North End’s vibrant elderly community. The project is also within walking distance of major transit hubs such as
Government Center, Haymarket, and North Station.