Projects — POAH Communities

Clarendon Hill



Architect ICON Architecture

Owner POAH Communities


Location Somerville, MA

Type New Construction, Modular Construction, Podium Affordable Housing, Market Rate Housing

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POAH Communities

Clarendon Hill

The redevelopment of Clarendon Hill includes the modular construction of a 9-story, steel-framed high-rise that will house 168 residential units, shared community areas, and recreation facilities. Preconstruction required the abatement and demolition of three existing buildings, originally built in 1948, to make way for the new 213,000 SF structure. Comprised of steel and lightweight concrete, Clarendon Hill’s prefabricated modules will reside atop a post-tensioned concrete podium and offer both cost and energy savings throughout the construction process. In collaboration with a European modular expert, Dellbrook|JKS will leverage the benefits of this off-site building technology to maintain affordability for our non-profit client, and in turn, Clarendon Hill’s residents.


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Clarendon Hill Redevelopment: Groundbreaking

SOMERVILLE — On Thursday, May 25th, 2023, Dellbrook|JKS celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for phase one of POAH Communities’ Clarendon Hill redevelopment, a 9-story high-rise, titled “Building E”. Three Clarendon Hill buildings, originally built in 1948, were demolished to make way for the new development. Building E not only offers safe, modern apartments to all residents […]
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