WinnCompanies Launches $46 Million Boston Development for VeteransJune 19, 2018 - By The Real Reporter
BOSTON– WinnCompanies, one of the nation’s largest military housing managers, and Brighton Marine, a veteran network community, began the construction of the Residences at Brighton Marine on Monday, June 18th. During the groundbreaking, WinnDevelopment, the company’s property development arm, collaborated with Cranshaw Construction and Wolfe House & Building Movers by first relocating a 350-ton, 77-year-old historic building. These units will be built on Brighton Marine’s campus and will provide apartments at all income ranges in a transit-oriented location. The completed project will be finished in December 2019.
The $46 million development will create 102 housing units and on-site supportive services to a variety of different veteran populations. There will be living opportunities for qualifying veterans and their families who want to live in Boston but cannot afford to.
The project is a first in the nation model for an independent population of veterans. Remarkably, residency of any type has not been developed on this scale in Boston for veterans since World War II.
Michael Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer at Brighton Marine, elaborated on the project’s impact on the veteran community. “Creating a veteran-centered community is a strategic milestone in Brighton Marine’s expanding mission to develop stand-alone, measurable programs that directly impact our heroes”, said Dwyer. “This community will create a sense of place for each veteran and family member by incorporating other critical transitional services such as clinical, wellness and behavioral health services all under the nation’s top-rated military health care program; all on a public transit-connected campus,” added Dwyer.
Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, and Congressman Seth Moulton attended the groundbreaking with the veteran community.
Our administration is proud to support this important project, which will provide new affordable housing to veterans across a range of incomes, from homeless veterans to middle-income households,” stated Governor Baker. “The Residences at Brighton Marine will honor the service and sacrifice of Massachusetts veterans, by providing decent, safe, affordable homes, in a setting that will offer access to integrated health care and human services,” extolled Baker.
There will be 11 studio units, 47 one-bedroom apartments, 33 two-bedroom apartments and 11 three-bedroom apartments, of which 101 units will be built in a new, seven-story building and one unit will be developed through the adaptive reuse of a historic building that will also have ground-floor community space. A one-bedroom average cost is estimated at $1,686 per month.Groundbreaking for the Residences at Brighton Marine