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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. and New Atlantic Development are proposing a 5-story senior housing complex along Jamaica Plain’s growing Washington Street corridor.

The 38-unit building, whose units will be reserved for low- and very-low-income seniors in one-bedroom units, plus one on-site property manager, would replace a small, single-story industrial building at 3371-3375 Washington St. The site is sandwiched between Boston Community Ventures’ planned 45-unit 3353 Washington St. project and Turtle Swamp Brewing. The area in and around the Washington Street-Green Street intersection has seen numerous small developments proposed and approved in recent years.

Peabody Properties will manage the building, according to an application filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency. The company’s live-in staff will provide supportive programs and services like regular activities, meals and emergency response. JPNDC has developed around 100 units of senior-oriented affordable housing in the area; it says its waiting list for each project is at least one year long, demonstrating the need for its project.

One of the site’s current restaurant tenants, El Embajador, will resume operations in an 800-square-foot retail space located on the building’s ground floor upon completion, the application states.

Utile is the project architect.

Senior Housing Planned in JP

by James Sanna time to read: 1 min