Boston – The Boston Housing Authority has selected Castle Square Tenants Organization (CSTO) and WinnDevelopment to redevelop the Eva White Apartments, a 102-unit, low-income elderly housing community directly adjacent to the award-winning Castle Square Apartments in Boston’s South End.
In partnership with WinnDevelopment, CSTO will oversee a two-year renovation project. With WinnDevelopment acting as lead developer, the Eva White redevelopment project will modernize the property’s 34 studio, 57 one-bedroom, and 11 two-bedroom affordable apartments.
Exterior renovation work will focus on creating a more energy-efficient building, including new Energy Star-rated windows, doors, and storefronts that meet or exceed city of Boston codes. Additionally, CSTO will offer its existing, full range of direct service programming to Eva White residents and include them as stakeholders in future program development.
The BHA designation marks a new milestone in a 30-year partnership between CSTO and WinnCompanies. The two organizations became joint venture partners in 1987 to purchase and renovate the 500-unit Castle Square Apartments, transforming a run-down building into a model of quality affordable housing and a catalyst for neighborhood renewal. The $50 million rehabilitation won numerous industry awards and achieved a LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.