Nauset Construction Breaks Ground for Boston Affordable Housing Community
BOSTON, MA and (Viet-AID) celebrated a groundbreaking for the Upper Washington project. In response to the rising need for affordable housing in Boston's neighborhoods, this 48,000-square-foot mixed-use development will provide 35 units of family housing in Dorchester's Four Corners neighborhood. The ceremony was highlighted by a special appearance from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, community partners, project lenders, as well as other local, city, and state dignitaries.
In addition to Mayor Walsh, other attendees included city of Boston officials, as well as representatives from the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, Four Corners Main Street, the Fairmount Collaborative, VietAID and the project team from Nauset Construction and Utile Inc.
Designed by , this development is located on nine city lots and one private lot and includes one, three-story, 16,000-square-foot structure, and one four-story, 31,775-square-foot building. Both buildings will feature first floor commercial and community space totaling approximately 3,600-square-feet.
The buildings will be comprised of structural steel frame construction on the first floor with wood-framed construction above. One building will house 23 residential units and the other 12 units. The unit mix will include four one-bedroom residences, 21 two-bedroom residences, and 10 three-bedroom residences, with nine of the units reserved for formerly homeless families. The project's scope of work also includes extensive site work including an onsite playground and 25 parking spaces.
The project is seeking Certification by incorporating many sustainable elements including photovoltaic cells into the EPDM roofing, high-performance insulation, energy efficient MEP systems and reclaimed materials from the demolition of an existing structure on the property.
"This project aligns well with our extensive multi-unit residential and mixed-use experience with sustainable, tight urban infill developments." said Nauset Construction President . "And we are proud to be part of the team that is helping the City of Boston achieve its affordable housing initiatives."