Mattapan Heights


Mattapan Heights

Mattapan, MA

Mattapan Heights is a multi-phased comprehensive redevelopment project that is transforming the former 52-acre hospital campus in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston. Portions of the grand campus were abandoned for more than 20 years and the few remaining campus buildings were in an advanced state of disrepair.

Phase 1 commenced in November 2001 and was completed and occupied in March 2003. This first phase encompassed the rehabilitation of the Foley Building into 98 mixed-income elderly assisted and independent living units, and 18 units for Latina women in recovery and their children in the E Building. Mattapan Heights Phase 2 was completed in late 2006 and consists of the rehabilitation of five historical buildings into 83 affordable family housing units. Mattapan Heights Phases 3 and 4 were completed in February 2008 and created 73 affordable family housing units. Phases 3 and 4 included both new construction and historic restoration. Phase 5A was completed in late 2012, creating a newly constructed building on the upper portion of the campus.  This building, which is designed to be LEED Silver certifiable and Energy Star Multifamily High Rise Certified, contains 60 affordable units.

With the completion of the fifth phase of Mattapan Heights, more than 330 new units of mixed-income housing have been created, eight historic hospital buildings saved from demolition and more than 27 acres of campus landscape reclaimed and restored.

Awards Received: “Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award,” 2004; “Charles L. Edson Affordable Housing Tax Credit Excellence Award,” 2004; “Boston Preservation Alliance – Significant Rehabilition/Restoration Award,” 2009.

Type: Rental
Total Development Cost: $100 million
Phase 1 Completed: 2003
Phase 2 Completed: 2006
Phases 3 and 4 Completed: 2008
Phase 5A Completion: 2012

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