Mildred C. Hailey Apartments Phase I Redevelopment

Affordable Housing Redevelopment


Size

740,800 sf

Location

Jamaica Plain, MA

Project type

Residential

Client

Centre Street Partners

Cost

$260 million

Collaborating Architect

Stantec

Project Overview

Centre Street Partners – comprised of The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Urban Edge – was selected for Phase I of the redevelopment of the Boston Housing Authority’s Mildred C. Hailey Apartments.

The development concept replaces the five existing residential buildings that are part of Phase I and the Anna Mae Cole Community Center with five new residential and mixed-use buildings. The proposal will create 625 new homes, including one-for-one replacement of the existing 232 deeply subsidized apartments plus 393 new construction market-rate apartments. Apartments will range from studios to five-bedroom units with parking for 375 vehicles located on a garage deck below three of the proposed residential buildings. There is also 14,800 sf of non-residential building space including a new centrally located Community Center.

To complement the diversity of architectural styles found in Jamaica Plain, the design concept introduces four, five, and six story buildings where the wings have different heights and materials, with some appearing like row houses, others like a series of masonry facades, and others with bays and corner elements. Some buildings will be designed by Stantec and some by DREAM Collaborative, alternating so no firm has two buildings side by side. The goal is to create a more natural result that corresponds to how neighborhoods grow over time.

Key Features

  • Mixed-use project
  • Affordable multifamily housing
  • Urban and brownfields redevelopment
  • Transit-oriented
  • Parking

Architecture

Master Planning

Creating “place” through thoughtful organization of buildings, landscape, and circulation.

Full Architectural Services

Soup to nuts:  from programming to project close-out.
A MESSAGE FROM DREAM

Moving Forward in the Age of COVID-19

During these times of extraordinary disruption, DREAM Collaborative remains steadfast in our belief that architecture should work toward the Greater Good. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, lines have been blurred and we’re seeing opportunities all around us to reimagine the way we live, work, and organize our society and our spaces. We are honored to play a part in the transition toward a renewed society that prioritizes well-being, equity, and innovation.

As partners, we’re bringing our curiosity and the diversity of our perspectives to conversations about how design and development will need to evolve in a post-COVID world. We’re convening panel discussions and reaching out to other minority and women-owned businesses to brainstorm solutions to the unique and compounded challenges we face. Most importantly, we’re committed to providing the highest level of service and support to our valued clients and partners in the community, who we know are also being pushed to the limits of their resources and ingenuity in order to thrive in this historic moment.