Details on the 4 development teams selected
135 Dudley Street
Cruz Development Corporation
Cruz Development Corporation was selected over five other bidders. An MBE with decades of experience developing affordable and market-rate housing in Boston, Cruz is proposing two buildings with a total of 150 housing units and 8,476 square feet of commercial space. A six-story building would house 50 units of rental housing affordable to families earning 30 to 50 percent of Area Median Income. An eight-story building would contain 100 condo units, with 50 units affordable to families earning between 70 and 80 percent of AMI and 50 sold at market rate. The site would contain 270 parking spaces.
John B. Cruz Construction Company is the general contractor for the project, which will be managed by Cruz Management Company. Architects for the project would include The Architectural Team and Michael Washington Associates, an MBE.
2147 Washington Street
New Atlantic/DREAM Development
New Atlantic Development teamed up with DREAM Collaborative for the parcel, which abuts the Haley House Café, and won over three competing bids. Their design calls for a six-story, 74-unit building with 1,400 square feet of retail space and a new 2,500 square-foot space for the Haley House Café. The project would include 47 parking spaces, including 35 garage units.
The residential project includes 12 condo units, four of them affordable at 70 percent AMI, four at 100 percent AMI and four at market rate. Of the 45 rental apartments, 12 would be affordable at 30 percent of AMI and 33 would be affordable at 60 percent of AMI. In addition, the proposal calls for the construction of 17 units using New Markets Tax Credits, affordable at 80 percent of AMI. DREAM Collaborative (MBE) and New Atlantic would each control 50 percent of membership interests in the partnership.
75-81 Dudley St.
Madison Park Development Corporation
Madison Park Development Corporation was the sole bidder for the site, a parcel at the corner of Dudley Street and Shawmut Avenue. The Dudley Square-based CDC plans to combine this site with the adjacent parcel at 2451 Washington St. — which the organization is also redeveloping — creating a total of 33 units, with 24 affordable to low and moderate income and nine unrestricted at market rates.
The proposed one-to-three-bedroom condominiums at 75-81 Dudley St. will include nine available to households earning up to 80 percent of AMI, with prices ranging from $182,000 to $250,900. Eight will be priced for 100 percent AMI, from $243,000 to $320,100 per unit. But Madison Park representatives said that with $35,000 of down payment assistance from the city, units could become affordable to those earning only 60 percent AMI, or between $45,000 and $63,000 a year.
The new four-story development will include 12 covered, off-street parking spaces, 744 square feet of commercial space that Madison Park will retain ownership of, and community space.
Madison Park plans to team up with the minority-owned design and architectural firm DREAM Collaborative LLC, the firm currently working on the 2451 Washington St. project. Alicia Toney, from the minority-owned company Toney & Associates, who has been overseeing the development of the adjacent lot, will become the owner’s construction representative for 75-81 Dudley St., according to the proposal. Madison Park will look for minority or women-owned businesses to provide other project services, including engineering and real estate management.
40-50 Warren St.
New Urban Collaborative
The New Urban Collaborative LLC was selected over Nuestra Comunidad CDC. New Urban Collaborative plans to retain ownership of the entire building once it is completed. Boston-based design firm Zephyr Architects will be responsible for the building’s aesthetics, while construction will be managed by Janey Construction, a minority-owned building company.
New Urban Collaborative’s plans would see 40-50 Warren St. developed into a mixed-use six-story building containing 24 rental apartments — nine one-bedrooms and 15 studio units — as well as a commercial co-working space and five retail spaces. Sixteen of the units will be designated affordable: three priced for 30 percent AMI, five for 50 percent AMI and eight for 80 percent AMI. The other eight units would have unrestricted market-rate rents.
These summaries were compiled by Yawu Miller and Catherine McGloin.