OCTOBER 2017 Yesterday Archbishop of Boston Seán P. O’Malley and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts Karyn Polito were joined by The Planning Office for Urban Affairs, NEI General Contracting, and The Architectural Team to celebrate the groundbreaking of Bethany Apartments in Hanover, MA. The project involves an $8.5 Million adaptive reuse of the former dormitory at the Cardinal Cushing Centers into much needed affordable housing for the community.
The Kennedy Building will be converted into 37 spacious units within the former classrooms and other parts of the building. Of the 37, there will be a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units and the four lowest-income units will be rented with a preference for state Department of Mental Health clients. The design will preserve the historic envelope of the three-story H-shaped brick building and maintain the existing structure. HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems will be incorporated to ensure long-term functionality of the building.
The redevelopment of the underutilized building will provide bright, spacious new homes to 37 families in community of Hanover as well as fulfill the Boston Archdiocese’s mission to help create true communities where people with a wide range of incomes and abilities can live together with dignity and respect. NEI is excited to be a part of this project.