9 Leyland Street

Dorchester, MA –

9 Leyland Street will provide 42 units of affordable age-restricted housing with a majority of one-bedrooms and two two-bedroom units. The development will allow residents to age in place in their own community. The design includes shared function space for hosting a variety of events including community meetings and dinners, exercise, or crafts. In the building lobby, there will be an on-site medical affiliation partnership that will promote health and wellness with a focus on preventative strategies. The project is accessible to public transportation and there is a community garden located across the street.

DREAM worked with HUD Section 202 Housing for the elderly design requirements and guidelines on the project, and are working closely with DND, DHCD, and the BPDA. The project incorporates visitability and Universal Design features, including equitable use and flexibility in use. The building is designed to meet LEED Silver standards.

Client: Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation