Developer proposes 52 studio apartments for older homeless

Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
September 7, 2016

trinity-greenA Milton developer is proposing a 52-unit studio apartment building in Dorchester that would house older homeless tenants and be staffed and managed by Boston’s Pine Street Inn.

Trinity Green Investments plans to build the $8.5 million project at 123 Hamilton St., between the Bowdoin-Geneva and Meeting House Hill neighborhoods, and master lease the entire building to the nonprofit homelessness organization, which would lease units to chronically or formerly homeless people who are 55 years and older.

The new building would replace a dilapidated warehouse.

Preliminary feedback from neighborhood groups and elected officials has been positive, primarily because of the success of a similar project at 307 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester, according to Trinity principal Thomas Broderick, who filed project plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority last week. “People recognize that there’s a problem with homelessness, particularly this age group that has not been addressed,” Broderick said.

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