Trinity Terrace is a 62 unit, affordable housing development in the Four Corners neighborhood of Dorchester. The project began in 2003 with the acquisition of one privately owned parcel of land, and twenty-two parcels owned by the City of Boston. For many years the vacant lots served as dumping grounds for refuse, adversely effecting the surrounding community. The development process entailed construction of twelve townhouse structures and the rehabilitation of a 19th century commercial building that had been vacant for 30 years. The three-story building provides first floor retail space to a local non-profit organization, with eight housing units above. Trinity Terrace also includes a community center that provides space for property management and recreation activities for residents.Key design elements include: front porches, private outdoor space, surface parking, and a new street featuring a linear urban park.
Total development cost: $17.2 million
Units: 62 combined
Awards: “2004 HOME Doorknocker” Award