Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New YMCA at Gloucester Crossing

Scene from dedication ceremony for the Glen T. MacLeod YMCA for Cape Ann

Affirmative Investments was excited to attend the Ribbon cutting ceremony for the New YMCA at the Gloucester Crossing. AI secured $15MM in Allocation, with the projects total development cost at $25MM.

The new building will enable the Y to double its capacity from its old Middle Street home, provide about 300 parking spaces, and bring in natural light with big windows that look out into the green spaces surrounding Gloucester Crossing.

Since the new Glen T. MacLeod YMCA at 7 Gloucester Crossing opened its doors in April, the Y has been busy providing its members with access to Kids Club babysitting, Friday Night Fun, Weekend at the Y, Parent-Child swim, gymnastics and sports classes, physical therapy in partnership with Addison Gilbert Hospital, open swim, gym and gymnastics, splash pad, and all group exercise classes — including new hot yoga, heart-rate enabled spin and aqua circuit training.

To read more about the project and all the great feedback received from local officials and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito click here.

AI Presents Harmon Apartments to Boston Disability Commission

Harmon Apartments is a 36-unit “accessibility plus” mixed-income residential development located in the Ashmont/Peabody Square area of Dorchester that is intended as a national example for independent community living serving adults with physical disabilities including those with progressively degenerative diseases. The innovative model combines accessible features with state-of-the-art technology plus wellness programs and supportive services. This development is one of just a few in the nation that meets the needs of this population, where residents can live independently with family, while being able to readily access targeted services and supports as needed. Affirmative Investments partnered with The Boston Home to create this unique property. The following presentation about Harmon Apartments was made to the City of Boston’s Disability Housing Task Force on March 30, 2021.