Goddard House to turn into residential units

The former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. will be redeveloped into a 169-unit residential development.

The Goddard House controversially ceased operations on Sept. 8, 2012 and has remained vacant. The enormous brick building was constructed in 1927 and housed about 100 seniors.

The project, proposed by Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates, would renovate the existing building, which would house 108 units, and add a new 51,000-square-foot building that would have 61 units.

“We are excited by the opportunity to preserve this historic building through an adaptive reuse and create new housing,” said Noah Maslan of Eden Properties in a press release. “The location is ideally suited for residential purposes. We share the community’s commitment to preserving Goddard House by developing a project that both highlights and respects the iconic building.”

The Goddard property was put on the market in 2013 through a private-bidding process.

“We were pleased to identify a developer who shared our commitment to preserving the historic Goddard building,” said Elizabeth Molodovsky, board chair of the Goddard House, in the press release. “The combined Eden and Samuels team also understood the importance of engaging the community on this project. In addition, the ultimate sale of the building will allow us to continue our focus on seniors and their health needs.”

Goddard House operates a nursing home in Brookline.

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