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Bridgeview Apartments to Bring New Affordable Housing to Charlestown

Jan 13, 2011

BRA board approved a $18million, mixed use housing and community center in Charlestown. Bridgeview Apartment Development will consist of affordable housing units and commercial space that will be run by the Life Focus Center of Charlestown (LFC).The housing component will consist of approximately 60 units of rental housing (consisting of a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units) all of which will be restricted to households earning at or below 60% of Area Median Income. Approximately 20% of the residential units will be targeted to homeless or formerly homeless individuals and households and other “special populations,” including disabled individuals with disabled members. LFC will provide supportive services for these individuals and households. LFC will occupy 11,980 square feet on first and second floors. They will provide people with disabilities and their family members with the tools and support to live productive, fulfilling lives in an integrated community environment. The new commercial space will be fully outfitted with state-of-the-art amenities allowing LFC to upgrade and expand the services it offers to residents of the surrounding community (including residents of the housing component of the Proposed Project).The Proposed Project will also include amenities such as a tot lot, community room, bike storage areas, green/open space and gathering areas for residents and LFC visitors.

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