Brighton, MA – Dellbrook|JKS, 2Life Communities, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), Mass Design Group, and officials, along with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, celebrated the groundbreaking of the new John J. Carroll Apartments on June 2.
The redevelopment of J.J. Carroll replaces 64 obsolete federal senior pubic housing apartments with a modern affordable apartment building that holds 142 apartments for seniors. This 180,000sf project, nestled in 2Life’s Brighton campus, will connect to Weinberg House, an earlier collaboration with Dellbrook|JKS, through an enclosed pedestrian bridge that allows residents to access the programs and services offered by 2Life across the campus.
The development includes 78 additional apartments for low-income adults. Individuals who previously resided in J.J. Carroll’s 64 apartments will maintain tenancy. Until J.J. Carroll’s anticipated completion by winter of 2023, former residents will remain temporarily relocated by 2Life and the BHA.
Another notable attribute of J.J. Carroll’s redesign includes a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center, located on the first floor and operated by Element Care. This health and social services program provides methods of healthy living, active engagement, and preventative care to not just the 2Life campus but elderly individuals in the surrounding area.
“We’re excited to begin reconstructing J.J. Carroll with our long-time partner 2Life Communities. Together we’ll add additional affordable, sustainable housing to the neighborhood with a building that achieves Passive House certification and produces a low-carbon footprint,” said COO Ed Sople. “2Life has an incredible mission and Dellbrook|JKS is always proud to build with this organization.”