City: West Roxbury
Type: Workforce Family
# of Units: 60
Currently only 3% of housing in West Roxbury is permanently affordable. B’nai B’rith Housing (BBH) is excited to enhance the previous proposal for 270 Baker Street-now re-named Residences off Baker. As Currently conceived, Residences off Baker will have 60 units of new, mixed-income rental housing. The three-story building will feature 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units with parking provided for all units.
BBH expects that these units will be desirable to workers, empty nesters and many others. The units will be subject to income restrictions and corresponding rent limits.
Previously, a land seller obtained permits to create market rate condominiums at 270 Baker Street. B’nai B’rith Housing has improved the plan to better meet the needs of the community. BBH’s update includes a smaller building with fewer bedrooms to lessen visual and be more responsive to the community’s housing needs. In addition, the revised plan features landscaped site design which emphasizes a strong green connection between the site, the neighborhood, and the public open space. By working with the existing permitting and respecting the ongoing community process BBH hopes to start construction in 2021.