Wilder Gardens is located in Dorchester’s central corridors, two blocks from the Four Corners/Geneva stop on the Fairmount/Indigo Commuter Rail Line and a short distance from Boston’s beautiful Franklin Park.
The Sister Clara Muhammed development combines the adaptive reuse of the long-vacant, historical Benedict Fenwick School with five new duplex-style buildings. This joint venture with Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation received the Maxwell Award for conservation and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Dorchester Bay partnered with Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation and United Housing Management for the renovation of 80 units and for new construction of 49 units, all located within a three-block radius of Quincy Street in Grove Hall. The new buildings focus on green technologies to reduce energy consumption.
DBEDC and the City of Boston received a $20.5M Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant for revitalization of the Quincy Street corridor. This project was a central component of the initiative, helping to make Boston the first of the five recipient cities in the country to implement the grant.
This all-residential development is owned in partnership by the Geneva Tenant Organization and Dorchester Bay EDC. It was constructed on a former housing authority project site through the HUD/MHFA Demolition/Disposition program.
Located along Dorchester’s Dudley Street corridor and sitting on land owned by the Dudley Neighbors Inc Land Trust, Dudley Village contains 50 units of affordable housing (24 in North Dudley and 26 in South Dudley) and approximately 6,260 square feet of commercial space. Having transformed a former crime hot-spot into a vibrant urban village when it was completed in 2008, Dudley Village is a flagship for family-friendly mixed-use development.
Dudley Terrace Apartments is comprised of four properties in Upham’s Corner and Savin Hill. All are low-rise buildings located steps from local business districts. Dudley Terrace also includes a ground floor retail space on Dudley Street, which is home to a neighborhood grocery.
Cottage Brook Apartments is currently under renovation. The scattered site development consists of 19 walk-up buildings at 50 addresses within the Dudley Street Triangle, a small area straddling the North Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston. All of the buildings within the Cottage Brook Apartments are at least 90 years old with unit sizes ranging from studios to six bedrooms. All 19 buildings will be renovated to preserve their affordability and to update and maintain this important development.
Columbia Wood includes 49 units in four properties. The buildings were rehabilitated in partnership with Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation. The renovation included reconfigurations to increase the number of 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Both this project and the Brunswick Holburn project were finalists for ED+C magazine’s “Excellence in Design” award.
Brunswick Holborn includes 49 units in six properties. The buildings were rehabilitated in partnership with Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation. This project and the Columbia Wood project were finalists for ED+C magazine’s “Excellence in Design” award.
This new construction project is managed by a cooperative association government board, and is largely owned by the residents through a shareholding system built into the rental structure. It is located immediately adjacent to the Upham’s Corner stop on the Fairmount/Indigo Commuter Rail Line.
Dorchester Bay acquired this distressed multi-family, mixed-use building to stabilize 6 units at risk of losing their affordability status, and to add three additional (then vacant) units to the HOME affordability program. The acquisition and rehabilitation also allowed for the Food Project to expand its office and meeting space to run their urban agriculture and health food programming. Upham’s West also includes 21 Ramsey Street, a formerly infamous crack and cocaine den that is now 4 units of affordable housing adjacent to Dorchester Bay’s office space.