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A nonprofit development team has unveiled its vision for transforming a portion of one of Boston’s public housing complexes into a mixed-income development, adding 437 apartments in seven new buildings.

The project would demolish seven buildings and a community center located on a 7-acre portion of the 25-acre Mildred C. Haley Apartments in Jamaica Plain’s Jackson Square, replacing them with seven new, 6-story buildings including retail and community space.

The 690-unit complex would contain a mix of Section 8 replacement units and apartments reserved for households earning from 50 to 100 percent of the area median income.

In 2017, the Boston housing authority selected the Centre Street Partners team to redevelop a portion of the property previously known as the Bromley-Heath into a mixed-income complex. The team consists of The Community Builders Inc., Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. and Boston-based developer Urban Edge.

Developers began the local permitting process this week, submitting a project notification form to the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

Designs include a 6,800-square-foot community center and a new pedestrian connection from Parker to Center street, opening connections to the Centre Street commercial district.

Developers say the project would be built in five phases beginning in 2022. The project team includes master planning architects Stantec and Dream Collaborative, landscape architect Ground Inc., and Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, which designed the first two buildings.

Nonprofits Seek to Add 437 Apartments at JP Housing Complex

by Steve Adams time to read: 1 min