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Clarendon Hill

34 North Street
Somerville, MA
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Deal Type: 
Neighborhood Revitalization
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Clarendon Hill Apartments, Phase 1 is 168-unit new construction project that marks the comprehensive redevelopment of state public housing in Somerville, MA. Construction began in February, 2023 on one of the first high-rise modular buildings in New England that will replace 216 deeply affordable state public housing units with 591 units of affordable and market rate housing.

The development is a collaboration by POAH, the Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) and real estate investment/development firm Gate Residential in response to a call from the state to leverage the current strong housing market by bringing together a public-private partnership to redevelop the site.

Clarendon Hill was built in 1948 as housing for veterans returning from World War II, primarily in 1-person households and will now create a family residential community that offers housing targeted towards a mix of income ranges, enhanced amenities and better connection to the surrounding neighborhood. The plan involves the development of new market rate units as well as redevelopment of the state-aided public housing units.

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About our partners:

Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) is a membership organization that has worked to support low- and moderate-income Somerville residents to achieve economic sustainability and increase civic participation for nearly 50 years. Since the 1980s, SCC has completed more than 21 affordable housing developments, resulting in over 200 ownership and rental units in Somerville.

Gate Residential is a real estate investment and development firm specializing in the multifamily sector and focuses on creating unique and vibrant developments in urban neighborhoods. Gate was the developer of Maxwell's Green in Somerville and is completing new apartment developments in Chelsea and Quincy this spring

Project Partners

  • Gate Residential
  • Somerville Community Corporation

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