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Multiple sites in Dorchester, MA

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Talbot Commons II

  • 42 new affordable rental housing units on 2 locations
  • 23 units with 1-3 bedrooms at 25 New England Avenue
  • 19 new 1-3 bedroom low- and moderate- income rental units at 151 Spencer Street
  • New construction
  • LEED Silver certification
  • Near Talbot Avenue Station on the Fairmount Indigo Commuter Rail Line

270 Talbot Avenue

  • 21 residential rental units affordable to households earning up to 90% of the area median income (AMI)
  • 2,960 square feet of ground floor retail space
  • Redevelopment and new construction
  • Project will meet zero carbon emission standards that consider energy use intensity, operational performance, and cost measures
  • Near Talbot Avenue Station on the Fairmount Indigo Commuter Rail Line

We are currently designing Talbot Commons II (TCII)—42 units of affordable housing on two parcels just a few blocks away from Talbot Commons I (TCI). The first is on 25 New England Avenue, directly across the street from TCI, and the second is on 151 Spencer Street near 270 Talbot Avenue. Travis Lee Development will be creating a new workforce housing project situated on 270 Talbot Avenue as a joint venture with CSNDC.

On the New England Avenue site, Codman Square NDC will be replacing the underutilized one-story concrete block commercial buildings with a four-story mixed-use building containing 23 new one- to three-bedroom affordable apartments and approximately 600 square feet of community and shared space. This location is a three-minute walk from Talbot Avenue Station on the Fairmount Indigo Line.

As part of the Talbot-Norfolk Triangle Eco- Innovation District, the project will meet or exceed LEED Silver standards and will incorporate green infrastructure like two rain gardens along the street and bike storage to encourage environmentally friendly transportation. Community gardens and a plaza with seating will add green space to the design.

The 25 Spencer Street project will offer 19 new one- to three-bedroom apartments for low- and moderate-income residents. We are currently working on the design stage and are looking for city approval. We are partnering with private local firm Travis Lee Development to redevelop 270 Talbot Avenue, a blighted city-owned lot near 151 Spencer Street which is part of Talbot Commons II. This joint venture will help us scale our real estate development work while expanding the income mix in the neighborhood.

BPDA Inclusionary Development Policy 2021 Income Limits

30% AMI 40% AMI  50% AMI  60% AMI
1 $25,400 $33,850 $42,300 $50,750
2 $29,000 $38,650 $43,350 $58,000
3 $32,650 $43,500 $54,400 $65,250
4 $36,250 $48,300 $60,400 $72,500
5 $39,150 $52,200 $65,250 $78,300
6 $42,050 $56,050 $70,100 $84,100

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