The redevelopment project for 125 Amory St., a public housing development for seniors and people with disabilities, will go through a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) permitting process that will start sometime this summer, according to Boston Housing Authority (BHA) spokesperson Lori Nelson.
The BHA awarded the redevelopment project to The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Urban Edge in the fall after issuing a request for proposals last summer. The developers will renovate the 215-unit Amory Street building and add market-rate and affordable-housing units to the site. The final development will include a total of 509 units, including 185 market-rate units and 324 workforce/affordable-housing units.
BHA spokesperson Lydia Agro previously told the Gazette that the private/public partnership at 125 Amory St. is the result of consistent federal budget cuts leading to inadequate money to support a public housing program. She said the City is looking to create a public/private partnership to preserve “the existing public housing with less federal dollars.”
Nelson said that the development team has been “taking the past several weeks to establish a good working relationship with the Amory Street Tenant Task Force and residents at the site.”
“They are planning for a community meeting with the broader neighborhood within the coming weeks, but the date has not been scheduled yet,” she said. “The community meeting will serve as a precursor to the formal BRA process expected to occur sometime this summer.”
For more information about the project, contact Leslie Bos, director of real estate JPNDC, at 617-522-2424.