Just-A-Start Launches New Plans

Rindge Commons building

Cambridge, MA – Just-A-Start, a community development corporation,  launched plans recently for Rindge Commons, its new project in Cambridge. This mixed-use development, situated on Just-A-Start’s existing property, will combine a new education and job training center, additional affordable housing, and community resources accessible to the entire neighborhood.

The proposed development, adjacent to the Rindge Tower Apartments, will add two smaller buildings to the site. It will be designed to strengthen the neighborhood and create connections with the addition of new education and job training facilities and community spaces, improved pedestrian access, and inviting ground floor services.

The site will include modern, sustainably constructed, affordable apartments. The addition of approximately 100 new units will significantly expand housing opportunities in Cambridge for families with low to moderate incomes.

“Our programs currently reach approximately 100 youth and adults each year, and this project will create the much-needed space to expand and extend our programming to more community members,” said Miriam Ortiz, Just-A-Start’s new director of education and training.

Located across the street from the Alewife MBTA station, the transit-oriented site will be easily accessible for existing residents and those from surrounding communities.