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The Loop at Mattapan Station

466 River St
Boston, MA 02126
  • Exterior sign


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New Construction
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Located in the heart of a bustling transportation hub in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, The Loop at Mattapan Station is a transit-oriented development developed with Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation on a former parking lot of the Mass. Bay Transit Authority (MBTA). The Loop includes 135 affordable rental apartments with housing options for a range of incomes and 10,000 square feet of commercial space. The retail space includes the Daily Table, a community grocery store with a mission to provide nutritious food for less than other supermarkets.

The Loop was built with energy efficiency in mind. The enclosure (slab, walls, windows and roof) was designed to be air-tight and super thermal performing. With the air-tight enclosure and mechanized ventilation, the building and apartments  provide excellent air quality and comfort to the residents, along with a roof top solar array and a battery for emergency back-up. The Loop also has a fitness gym, community rooms, basketball court, roof deck, bike room and an E-bike station.

The Loop was constructed under a long-term ground lease with the Mass Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), which operates a busy bus and trolley station at the site and selected the POAH/ Nuestra Comunidad team through a competitive process to create a mixed-used transit-oriented development. A $1.795 million MassWorks grant funded site preparation and public infrastructure including stormwater management systems, utilities, and sidewalks. The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) allocated federal and state Low Income Housing Tax Credits as well as $4.9 million in subordinate gap funding. MassHousing contributed $3 million in Workforce Housing financing and is providing a $15.1 million permanent mortgage. The City of Boston provided another $2.9 million and sustainabilty efforts were supported by $456,000 in grant funding from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).

Project Partners

  • Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation
  • City of Boston
  • Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
  • MassHousing
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
  • Bank of America

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