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Mattapan Station housing development opens its doors

April 26, 2023

Event photo of crowd

A Boston Globe Story

Near the heart of Mattapan Square, public officials and community advocates on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of The Loop at Mattapan Station, a $57 million development on a formerly underutilized parking lot by the trolley station that is meant to help tackle the area's housing, transit, economic, and environmental needs. 

As stakeholders cut the red ribbon marking the opening of the new development, they said they hope it will pave the way for a future with more grand neighborhood investments, specifically those that current community members can afford to be a part of.

"Mattapan and Boston need more affordable housing," said Mayor Michelle Wu. "A big way we can meet those needs is funding and building more affordable projects like this one." 

Wu said the city has worked to balance overdue neighborhood development without changing the neighborhood’s makeup by engaging residents in each stage of the development process, boosting homeownership among the community, and coupling new projects with features that address critical needs like food insecurity and open space.

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