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Progress at VietAID’s Bowdoin Street

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BOSTON — New England construction management firm Dellbrook|JKS has begun raising steel at 191-195 Bowdoin Street for a new mixed-use, affordable housing community with the Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID).

The 51,906 SF site, which previously consisted of two vacant lots in Dorchester, will be transformed into a four-story wood-framed building with 41 residential apartments.

Thirty units will be available for households at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) and 11 units for households at or below 30% of AMI.

“We are excited to be working with the community and VietAID to provide more affordable housing to the area, a tenant space for the CO-OP, and new job opportunities during construction,” said Dellbrook|JKS Project Manager Evan Stark.

Six-thousand square feet of ground-floor retail space will be leased to the Dorchester Community Food Coop—a grassroots initiative to build a community and worker-owned grocery store that makes healthy food accessible and advances economic opportunity through neighborhood engagement. The project will also achieve Enterprise Green Communities Certification.

For media inquiries, please contact Emma Barrett at Ebarrett@dellbrookjks.com