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BRA Board Approves New Housing for Families & Veterans

May 12, 2011

BRA Board Approves New Housing for Families & Veterans Private investment / Total project cost: $9.85m Total square footage:17,047 Number of jobs:
  • construction jobs: 20
  • permanent jobs once built: 1
Housing: 24 units of affordable housing The formerly used District 6 Police Station in South Boston will be converted into new housing for veterans and their families after receiving BRA board approval at tonight’s meeting. The $9.85million development will include twenty four apartment units (10 two bedroom units, 2 one bedroom units, eleven studio apartments, and one live in manager’s 1 bedroom unit).  There will be approximately 960 square feet of office space for veterans’ services to be provided to the residents and other area veterans. The eleven studio units and the manager's unit will be located in the renovated Police Station building, along with the office spaces.  The other twelve units will be located in the new wood frame building to be constructed along Athens Street where the current rear wing of the Police Station will be demolished. The affordability matrix will include five units for persons at or below 30% of area median income (“AMI”), eighteen units for persons at or below 50% of AMI, and one unit at or below 60% AMI (resident manager).  Five apartments will be set aside for homeless or formerly homeless veterans. Six units will have project based rental assistance.

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