Boston – MassDevelopment has provided a $120,000 award from the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund to Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), which used funds to remediate soil on three formerly vacant parcels in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood that form the site of a new affordable housing development.
Construction began last fall on the Call Carolina development, located at the intersection of Call Street and Carolina Avenue, which will include four rental units and four units available for purchase.
McPhail Associates provided environmental engineering services for the remediation activity on the parcels, which were vacant for more than 50 years.
MassDevelopment oversees the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund, which helps to transform vacant, abandoned, or underused industrial or commercial properties by financing the environmental assessment and remediation of brownfield sites in “Economically Distressed Areas” of the Commonwealth. Since the Fund’s inception in 1998, it has supported 747 projects for a total investment of more than $108 million.
Call Carolina is one of several JPNDC projects MassDevelopment has financed. In January, MassDevelopment provided a $250,000 Brownfields Redevelopment Fund award to help JPNDC remediate the Jackson Square Redevelopment Initiative Site III, which will host two housing developments creating 154 mixed-income housing units, 88 of which will be affordable.