Sunday, April 26, 2020

68 Unit Modular Apartment Building Completed in MA

The recently completed 28 Austin Street development uses modular construction to bring new workforce housing options to Newton

The project transforms a former municipal parking lot by using GreenStaxx modular building technology to create a 68-unit mixed-income housing community with retail space, a public plaza and a playground, and reconstructed municipal parking.

The units were constructed in Canada and trucked to the site and assembled in a matter of weeks.

Twenty-three of the new apartments are workforce housing units restricted to households earning at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The remaining 45 apartments are rented at market rates. The AMI for Newton is $113,300 for a household of four. MassHousing’s financing involved the development of 13 of the 23 workforce housing units, all of which have been leased and are occupied.

There are 33 one-bedroom and 35 two-bedroom apartments. The modular residential and retail building has a 90-space underground parking garage, and the former parking lot was reconstructed with 124 public spaces.

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