MESHACKET COMMONS - EDGARTOWN, MARTHA'S VINEYARD
Total Development Cost: $25 million
Total Units: 36 rental, 4 homeownership
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2025
Affirmative Investments, in partnership with Island Housing Trust, have been selected by the Town of Edgartown to construct 40 affordable and community housing units on property off Meshacket Road. The proposed neighborhood will consist of 36 units of affordable rental housing and 4 units of affordable, owned housing. The Meshacket neighborhood has been in the works for more than a decade and will aim to serve residents with incomes between 30% and 100% of Dukes County area median income (AMI) for rentals and between 90% and 120% AMI for the homeownership townhouses. In addition to housing, the site design proposes a pedestrian and bike-friendly neighborhood with a community building that has communal indoor space and a property management office. Other amenities include outdoor play areas, passive recreational spaces, and paths that connect to the Old Meshacket Road ancient way. The site plan respects the site’s natural surroundings by protecting open spaces and maintains as much of the existing vegetation as possible.
Learn more about Meshacket Commons here!
JOHN J MEANY SENIOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING- GLOUCESTER, MA
Total Development Cost: $19 million
Total Units: 44
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2023
The project is located at 71 Middle Street in Gloucester, which is currently the home of the Cape Ann YMCA. The YMCA of the North Shore is constructing a new Cape Ann YMCA facility on Gloucester Crossing Road in Gloucester. Once the new facility opens, the Y will move all of its operations there and the building at 71 Middle Street will be vacant. The Y intends to demolish this building and construct a new building with 44 one-bedroom apartments for seniors age 62 and older. One hundred percent of the units will be affordable. There will be a local preference for up to 70% of the units and a preference for veterans for five units subject to DHCD approval. The new construction building will have a partially underground parking level with three floors of residential above. The project will offer an extensive menu of supportive services for seniors and the YMCA will offer memberships to all residents and will work with local transportation to give residents access to its new facility where the seniors will be able to participate in health and wellness and community activities.
SIMON C. FIREMAN - RANDOLPH, MA
Total Development Cost: $20 Million
Total Units: 45
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2023
Affirmative Investments is serving as development consultant to Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) on their Simon C. Fireman Expansion Project which will create an additional 45 service-enriched senior affordable one-bedroom units constructed as a wing of the current 160-unit Section 8 property in Randolph, MA. This will be the first new affordable housing developed in Randolph in many years and will be designed to meet Passive House energy standards. Residents living at the current and new property will benefit from a robust resident services package, which includes fitness programs, nutritional assistance, life enhancement programs and HSL’s highly recognized R3 program. Construction is expected to begin in the Spring of 2022.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS APARTMENTS - BOSTON, MA
Total Development Cost: $9.8 Million
Total Units: 23
Anticipated Completion: December 2021
Knights of Columbus Apartments is a 23 unit 100% affordable project located in the North End of Boston. This is the first new affordable housing being constructed in the North End in almost 30 years. The project will be adaptively reusing the building currently owned by the Knights of Columbus Ausonia Council #1513, while adding a small addition to the footprint of the building and a floor above the existing attic space. The Knights of Columbus are a community organization dedicated to the North End, and given their declining membership rolls, they decided to work to use the building to create affordable housing, a desperate need in the community, while retaining ~1500 SF of commercial space for their use in a one story addition on site.
GIFFORD WORKFORCE HOUSING I - FALMOUTH, MA
Total Development Cost: $3 Million
Total Units: 10
Completion: October 2020
The Falmouth Housing Corporation along with Affirmative Investments have development the 10 units of workforce housing at 587 Gifford Street, in Falmouth. All the units are one-bedroom, in an effort to serve the community of year-round single workers on Cape Cod, for whom finding quality affordable housing is a significant challenge. This project is phase one of a two-phase development which will in total include 20 one-bedroom workforce housing units on site. Phase one is proposed as two buildings, one two floor six-unit building, and one two-floor four-unit building. The FHC owns the land on which this project was developed as it is part of a larger site that houses 36 affordable units that the FHC built and continues to manage.
LITTLE POND PLACE - FALMOUTH, MA
Total Development Cost: $14 Million
Total Units: 40
Anticipated Completion: August 2020
Little Pond Place's two- and three-bedroom units are specifically meant to help alleviate the strong pressure on Falmouth's family housing stock. It consists of 14 one-bedroom, 22 two-bedroom units, and 4 three-bedroom units. The project also has 4 handicap-accessible units. The development is located in the center of downtown Falmouth. Within walking distance of the site, residentshave access to a wide variety of services and employment opportunities, including The Falmouth Mall, supermarkets, public transportation, numerous other shops and restaurants, drugstores, pharmacies, banks, and public parks. Little Pond Place opened its doors September 2020.
HARMON APARTMENTS - BOSTON, MA
Total Development Cost: $17 Million
Total Units: 36
Anticipated Completion: October 2018
Harmon Apartments is a new construction 36-unit residential facility, with 30 LIHTC units, of which 8 will be ELI. All 36 units will be handicap accessible with technology that will allow residents with limited mobility to retain independence and control. A range of enhanced services will allow individuals to remain independent to create a positive alternative to skilled nursing. Harmon Apartments was conceived in the spirit of Cordelia Harmon who founded The Boston Home (TBH) in 1881, a one-of-a-kind community serving adults with advanced MS and similar progressive neurological diseases. Harmon Apartments is an independent, accessible and affordable apartment community serving adults living with physical disabilities such as progressive neurological diseases. In additional, this innovative community expands the programs developed by TBH, providing intergraded technology and supportive services. For more information and pictures see here for a Harmon Apartments presentation made to the Boston Disability Commission.
PARIS VILLAGE- EAST BOSTON, MA
Total Development Cost: $13.9 million
Financial Closing: August 1, 2017
Anticipated Completion: September 2018
Paris Village is 32 units of 21 two-bedroom and 11-three bedroom housing in the East Boston neighborhood. The project serves a significant need for family size units in East Boston. The project will create a four story building which will be built to LEED Silver Certificate standards. The site is within walking distance of a number of essential amenities, including a full service grocery store, conveniece stores, dry cleaners, nail and hair salons, restaurants, houses of worship, a post office, and public parks. The convenient location of the Paris Village Apartments preserves the independence and active community participation of the family residents.
BARTLETT PLACE BUILDING B- BOSTON. MA
Total Development Cost: $17.5M
Financial Closing: March 24, 2017
Anticipated Completion: Sept. 18, 2017
Bartlett B is the first mid-rise building to be constructed on the Bartlett Yard, an 8.5 acre that was occupied by the former MBTA bus yard and had been unused for over 20 years. The new Bartlett Place is an innovative urban mixed-used development that features affordable, low and middle income housing as well as public markets, shops, grocery stores, and interactive arts in the Dudley area. The Bartlett Building B entails the construction of 60 apartment rental units and 12,000 SF of first-floor retail in one building with LIHTC and NMTC components.
LINCOLN PARK SENIOR- DARTMOUTH, MA
Total Development Cost: $12.9 million
Total Units: 48
Anticipated Completion: January, 2018
Located in Dartmouth, MA, the project consists of the development of 48 units of affordable senior housing on the former location of the Lincoln Amusement Park in Dartmouth, MA. The village at Lincoln Park will include a 30-one bedroom and 18 two-bedroom apartments. Six of the 48 units will be handicapped accessible. The town officials and community members are supportive of the village and have been actively involved in the planning and approvals of the development of the process to date.
NOTANTICO WOODS- FALMOUTH, MA
Total Development Cost: $4.2 million
Total Units: 11
Opened: Summer 2015
Notantico Woods was strongly supported by the Town of Falmouth and the local neighborhood. Itâs Woods Hole's first affordable housing project. The project converted an existing, unfinished 6,000 square foot home into 7 apartments and a new construction building housing 4 units. The combination of one and two bedroom units will house those at 30% to 60% Area Median Income. 20% of the units were set-aside for those with very low-incomes.
FELDMAN SEASIDE APARTMENTS- WINTHROP, MA
Total Development Cost: $12 million
Total Units: 40
Affirmative acted as co-developers with The Chelsea Jewish Foundation on this project that provided 40 new units of mixed-income rental housing with supportive services for elderly residents of Winthrop and surrounding communities. 37 of the 40 units were pegged at affordable rental rates to meet a growing need among elderly community members. The new development also integrates personal care and homemaking services provided through the CFJ affiliated personal care agency, Richman Personal Care. These services, combined with nearby access to transportation will enable seniors to age with independence.
SCHOOLHOUSE GREEN- FALMOUTH, MA
Total Development Cost: $11.1 million
Total Units: 39
Opened: Fall 2011
Schoolhouse Green is a mixed-use development located along the Teaticket Highway in Falmouth, MA. The project includes 39 apartments for low-income seniors leased at between 15% and 60% AMI, as well as the historic renovation of the oldest schoolhouse in Falmouth re-adapted into office spaces. The development also helped knit together the broader community by creating a public linear park along the thoroughfare to improve the pedestrian experience. The project has been lauded by the community and was much needed in the area, leasing up in less than two months.
WAVERLEY WOODS- BELMONT, MA
Total Development Cost: $11.5 million
Total Units: 40
Opened: Summer 2009
Waverley Woods is a 100% affordable development situated that transformed a challenging development site into multi-family housing that makes Belmont a more inclusive neighborhood. The 40 units were constructed in six 2.5 story townhouses that now offer Belmontâs residents 36 units at or below 60% AMI and 4 at or below 30% AMI. This transit-oriented development also includes 3 fully accessible units, an accessible play area and numerous green-design elements that aim to conserve water, reduce energy use and educate the community about sustainable living.
SILVER SKY ASSISTED LIVING- NEVADA, LV
Total Development Cost: $12.9 million
Total Units: 90
Silver Sky Assisted Living is an affordable housing complex developed with Nevada HAND of Las Vegas that now offers 90 units of assisted, affordable living for seniors. These one-and two-bedroom apartments represented the first affordable assited living facility in the state of Nevada. Nevada Hand is a HUD-certified Community Housing Development Organization that builds and manages affordable housing for families and seniors across the state.
FAIRMONT APARTMENTS- PITTSBURGH, PA
Total Development Cost: $10.6 million
Total Units: 60
Fairmont Apartments is mixed-use property in the Garfield section of Pittsburgh, PA. As an urban infill project, it was built with extensive community consultation. Today the complex contains 60 units of affordable rental housing, 10,000 SF of commercial space, including a cafÃ©, a yoga studio, a health center and part of a complex that includes 17 loft-style condominium housing units and a restaurant
704 MAIN CONDOMINIUMS- FALMOUTH, MA
Total Development Cost: $13 million
Total Units: 58
704 Main Condominium is a 10,000 SF condominium complex developed with the Falmouth Housing Corporation to bring affordable rental units for families to the Falmouth and surrounding Cape Cod communites. In addition to mixed income housing, this commerical and residential building includes a daycare center and bank branch.
SUMMER STREET CONDOMINIUMS- MANCHESTER, MA
Total Development Cost: $7.3 million
Total Units: 21
Located in the heart of historic Manchester-by-the-Sea, directly across from a Boston commuter line, Summer Street Condominiums is an example of smart infill developed with the Manchester Affordable Housing Corporation. This award winning, mixed-use development features mixed-income owner-occupied townhouses, rental apartments, condominium flats, and three retail condos.