St. Mary's Center for Women and Children

Land Sq. Feet
145,090 sq ft
Gross Floor Area
169,856 sq ft
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Project Description
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, Inc. (“St. Mary’s”) and its development partner, the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. (the “Proponents”), seek to redevelop St. Mary’s approximately 2.4-acre campus located at 90 Cushing Avenue in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. During the redevelopment, St. Mary’s will continue to operate its adult family shelter and Young Parenting Living programs. The project includes two major components. One component consists of the gut rehabilitation of two connected approximately 68,000 square-foot buildings in deteriorated condition. This project component will allow St. Mary’s to improve and expand its shelter programs, providing more dignified spaces for families. The other project component includes the demolition of an existing structure and the new construction of a residential building and bi-level parking garage, creating 71 deeply affordable, permanent supportive housing units.

Project Phase

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


Dorchester Large Project