THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 – ROXBURY, MA – Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) and our partners are excited to host a dual virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for 2451 Washington Street, 16 new homeownership opportunities, and the completion of the renovation of 131 apartments at The Haynes House. On Zoom
, the ribbon-cutting ceremony will occur at 4:30 pm on Friday, October 1, 2021. In addition to project partners, Mayor Kim Janey and local elected officials will offer remarks regarding the two projects and assist with the interactive virtual ribbon-cutting.
MPDC’s CEO Leslie Reid voiced, “At this moment, with racial disparities revealed so starkly, it is significant to offer homeownership and wealth-building opportunities in the Roxbury community. MPDC’s mission is to create a vibrant, healthy community, and that means ensuring our residents have access to the stability and asset building inherent in homeownership.”
2451 Washington Street was developed in partnership with the City of Boston and Carpenter & Company through the City’s Inclusionary Development Policy. Other partners include the Plymouth Rock Assurance Foundation, Boston Private, DREAM Collaborative, and Essex Builders. The project’s goal was to build the residents’ wealth, increase community homeownership rates, free up affordable rental units for other households, and provide construction job opportunities for minority & women contractors, laborers, and local & Boston residents.
These new homes complement MPDC’s homeownership project at 75 Dudley Street, the new B-2 police station, the Roxbury Boston Public Library, and Nuestra Comunidad’s Bartlett Station project.
Financing for 2451 Washington Street was provided by the One Dalton partnership, Boston Private, and Plymouth Rock Foundation.
Clive, a new homeowner, and resident at 2451 Washington Street, reflects, “It was extremely important for me to find a home. The first and major reason is to have a foundation for my personal life. People worry about their work-life but tend to forget about having a mental and physically safe space. Now, I won’t be forced out of my living situation due to someone having that power.” He mentions, “MPDC has had the most important impact in my home buying process. Without the First Time Homebuyers Program, I would be looking for a home 20+ miles away from the city that I have given so much to, which I grew up in and never left. It feels great to have the opportunity to stay and have my own home because of MPDC.”
In addition to completing 2451 Washington Street, MPDC modernized and preserved the affordable rental homes at the Haynes House, a 131-unit apartment building at Madison Park Village. Modernization included renovating the building exterior, upgrading the building systems, improvements for the unit interiors, and the construction of handicapped units to meet the needs of current and future residents.
The Haynes House Apartments Renovation was made possible in partnership with Davis Square Architects, Dellbrook JKS, CS2C/NE, Winn Residential, Judy Cohn Relocation, New Ecology Inc., and the residents of Haynes House.
Financing for The Haynes House Apartments Renovation was provided by MassHousing, Redstone Equity Partners, and the MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).