157 Humboldt Avenue

Land Sq. Feet
15,457 sq ft
Gross Floor Area
31,452 sq ft
BPDA Contact
Project Description
Nehemiah Development is a joint venture between the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (PHBC) and Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation (NCDC). This new construction project will create 26 units of much needed family rental housing that will remain 100% affordable in perpetuity. This development will revitalize the neighborhood, located on the Dorchester/Roxbury line as it entails the demolition of a blighted vacant building and adjacent lot with sustainable and energy efficient family housing. The project will additionally offer 2,000 square feet of vibrant community space for the future residents and community as a central place for resources and gathering. The proposed project will occupy two adjacent lots owned by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. These lots include a vacant structure at 157 Humboldt Avenue. This structure has been unused for over three decades. The second lot is vacant land located at 64 Waumbeck Street. The project site sits across the street from an active playground and is north of Boston’s Franklin Park. The design consists of a 4-story L-shaped building that will hold seven (7) one-bedroom units, fifteen (15) two-bedroom units, and four (4) three-bedroom units. The building will also feature high performance sustainable design that exceeds the City of Boston’s Net Zero Energy guidelines. The project will incorporate sustainable and energy-efficient design principles featuring passive house design, LEED Gold certification, and solar panels to minimize environmental impact and reduce ongoing costs for residents.

Project Phase

  • Letter of Intent
  • Under Review
  • Board Approved
  • Under Construction
  • Construction Complete


Dorchester Small Project