The Kenzi at Bartlett Station
The Kenzi at Bartlett Station will create 50 units of supportive, affordable housing for older adults, and is part of the five-phase redevelopment of the former bus yard now owned by Nuestra Comunidad and Windale Developers. The development will offer 41 affordable one-bedroom units, and 3 affordable two-bedroom apartments.
All residents at the new 57,576 square foot building will have access to on-site concierge services and a resident service coordinator. Additional wellness services will also be available once construction is complete.
The Kenzi is destined to be certified passive house under the strict Passive House Institute of the US (PHIUS) standard. The enclosure (slab, walls, windows and roof) is designed and built to be air-tight and super thermal performing. With the air-tight enclosure and mechanized ventilation, the building and apartments will provide excellent air quality and comfort to the residents. It will also include a roof top solar array and a battery for emergency back-up.
The new housing development will serve individuals age 55 or older who have either low or middle-income housing needs. The housing includes 44 units restricted to Bostonians over the age of 55 who earn at or below 80% of the area median income, or $69,000 for a two-person household. The development also includes five units of housing for formerly homeless Bostonians.
The construction of these new homes at The Kenzi also aligns with the City of Boston’s housing goals to produce affordable housing for older Bostonians as outlined in Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030.
The larger Nubian Square site is being redeveloped by Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation and Windale Developers, Inc. and will ultimately create approximately 383 new homes for working families, including 166 homes for purchase, 217 rental apartments, and 30,000 square feet of commercial space. The development project is anticipated to generate approximately 100 retail jobs and 900 construction jobs, with 60 percent of the jobs going to workers of color.
- Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation
- Department of Housing and Community Development
- Neighborhood Housing Trust
- Boston Medical Center