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Passive House Affordable Housing

The Kenzi


Roxbury MA


Preservation of Affordable Housing


62,000 sf / 50 units

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DREAM’s skilled team has really helped us reimagine what well-designed housing can do to improve the quality of life for our residents.

Rodger L. Brown, Jr

Managing Director of Real Estate Development, Preservation of Affordable Housing

The Kenzi is the next phase of a LEED ND master plan to transform a former MBTA bus yard into a thriving mixed-use, mixed-income community. This Passive House, five-story, 50-unit development pushes the design stereotypes of affordable housing and 55+ living with fresh, engaging design both inside and out. A mix of 1- and 2-bedroom units will provide a high-quality, accessible option for neighborhood residents to age in place in their own community while also leaving a light carbon footprint.

The Kenzi is the first permitted Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for emergency power over 4-stories in the City of Boston. The project will include a 1,200 sf community art gallery space on the ground floor, shared meeting space, resident garden, a private terrace and a public plaza.