Deadline to Apply for Forest Hills Affordable Units is Approaching

The City of Boston has opened up the application process for one of 50 affordable rental units that is part of the 3686 Washington St. project that is currently under construction known as the Residence at Forest Hills.

     The application process opened on Jan. 16 and applications for one of the income restricted units will be available until Jan. 27. Application can be downloaded online at to be entered into the lottery. Applications must be submitted no later than Feb. 3.

     The apartment building consists of studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments, and income restricted  units are available in all four types of apartments.

     The project received BPDA approval in 2017 and construction on the development in Jan. 2018.

     The project calls for the construction of a mixed-use commercial and residential development, creating approximately 5,500 square feet of streetfront retail and restaurant space, 252 housing units of which 50 will be affordable units.

     The project will enhance the urban context of the site by creating active ground floor retail uses which, together with the existing single-story commercial buildings along Washington Street and will complete the street wall along the site’s western edge.

     The Project will also provide, pedestrian-oriented publicly-accessible open spaces including an open lawn to the south, and streetscape enhancements such as street trees, seating, and lighting.

The proposed design is composed of three main buildings. The building fronting Washington Street will provide five stories of residential units over ground floor retail space. The two buildings internal to the Project Site will provide 6 stories of residential units with one building tapering to 5 stories where it is closest to Tower Street and Orchardhill Road. The Project will incorporate multiple green building measures and will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifiable as required by Article 37 of the City of Boston Zoning Code with a minimum goal of LEED Silver certification.

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