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Senior Affordable Housing

Hearth at Four Corners


Size

49,000 sf

Location

Dorchester MA

Project type

Residential & Mixed-use

Client

Hearth Inc.

Completion Date

2021

Project Overview

Hearth at Four Corners creates 54 units of supportive, affordable housing for at-risk elders for Hearth Inc. This senior housing development is a 49,000 sf 4-level building that provides apartments, amenities, and resident services.

Located on a previously vacant City-owned lot in Dorchester, the new housing development will serve individuals age 62 or older who have low or middle-income housing needs, providing safe, supportive, and affordable housing for them to age in place. Eight of the 54 units will be reserved to house individuals previously dealing with homelessness and 11 units for clients of the Department of Mental Health. The new building is located steps from the MBTA Fairmount line, providing an accessible transportation option to residents and visitors. All residents will have 24/7 access to on-site concierge services and a Resident Service Coordinator. A community space on the ground floor will give residents the opportunity to come together for social gatherings and an outdoor landscaped space will provide a retreat.

Hearth’s construction plans called for the highest standards of universal design throughout the new building to accommodate older adults of all abilities. The building was designed to meet LEED Silver, Energy Star, and Enterprise Green Community standards.

The community had a vision for Hearth at Four Corners. To make the vision a reality, three dozen partners and agencies came together and collaborated. Hearth, DREAM, and The Architectural Team (TAT) worked tirelessly with the Dorchester community throughout the project.

Key Features

  • Article 80 Small Projects
  • Affordable rental housing
  • Cost effective unit design
  • Designed to meet LEED standards
  • BPDA land use approval process