BRIGHTON — Dellbrook|JKS, 2Life Communities, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), Mass Design Group, and officials along with Mayor Michelle Wu, celebrated the groundbreaking of a new John J. Carroll Apartments on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022.
The redevelopment of J.J. Carroll replaces 64 obsolete Federal Senior Public Housing apartments with a modern affordable apartment building that holds 142 apartments for seniors. This 180,000 sq. ft. project nestled in 2Life’s Brighton Campus, will connect to Weinberg House, an earlier collaboration with Dellbrook|JKS, through an enclosed pedestrian bridge that allows residents to access the programs and services offered by 2Life across the campus.
Individuals who previously resided in J.J. Carroll’s 64 apartments will maintain tenancy with 78 additional apartments for low-income adults who will benefit from living in an affordable supported community. Until J.J. Carroll’s anticipated completion by Winter of 2023, former residents will remain temporarily relocated by 2Life and the Boston Housing Authority.
Another notable attribute of J.J. Carroll’s redesign includes a PACE Center (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) located on the first floor and operated by Element Care. This health and social services program provides methods of healthy living, active engagement, and preventative care to not just the 2Life campus but elderly individuals in the surrounding area.
“We’re excited to begin reconstructing J.J. Carroll with our long-time partner 2Life Communities. Together we’ll add additional affordable, sustainable housing to the neighborhood with a building that achieves Passive House certification and produces a low-carbon footprint,” said Chief Operating Officer, Ed Sople. “2Life has an incredible mission and Dellbrook|JKS is always proud to build with this organization”.
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