Holiday Closing

NOAH will be closed for the Patriot's Day holiday on Monday, April 21st. There will be no Foreclosure Prevention & Mitigation workshops held that evening.

Sitkowski School Development

NOAH and the Town of Webster hosted a Ground Breaking Ceremony on February 6th at the Town Hall; check out the event slide show, below:

We are pleased to report that the Sitkowski School Apartments financing is officially closed, recorded and funded as of January 15th, 2014!  It has been close to 5 years since NOAH was selected by the Town of Webster to reinvent the historic school into 66 units of affordable senior housing and a Community/Senior Center. 

The rehabilitation will be a substantial renovation of a locally prominent, historic, decommissioned school. Historic elements such as the original oak woodwork will be preserved where feasible, and the slender original wood floors will be repaired and restored.  All exterior features will be maintained or enhanced with the addition of new parking areas, landscaping and streetscape improvements.  The complex will have 59 one-bedroom apartment units and 7 two-bedroom units. Common amenities include lounges on each floor and a central laundry. The Community/Senior Center will include a large multi-purpose room with kitchen, a reading room, conference room and offices, an art space, an exercise room, a health office and a salon.  Eight units will target residents earning less than 30% Area Median Income (AMI) using Project-based Section 8 Vouchers. In addition, five units will be for residents earning less than 50% AMI, with the remaining 53 units affordable to those earning less than 60% AMI.

Below please see the Plan for the Community/Senior Center and a photograph of the School Building:

Coppersmith Villiage in East Boston: The Vision

An exciting new residential community is proposed for the  1.3 acre parcel of land with near-waterfront views at the old Architectural Iron Works site near the water’s edge fronting on Border, Decatur, and Liverpool Streets.  The location provides a strong basis for a spunky new urban neighborhood in the Maverick/Central Square triangle in East Boston. This transit oriented development is close to the new $35M Maverick subway station and the new East Boston Health Center in Maverick Square.  NOAH‘s vision is to create a modest ownership and rental mix that meshes well with the existing urban fabric and accommodates a diverse range of neighborhood needs.  We want to bring light to a very bleak street that will be transformed with the new development planned for the area. 

The proposed project is comprised of 56 rental apartments along Border Street with 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, planned for restaurant use. On the Liverpool Street frontage there will be 15 townhomes for sale using a three story format that ties into the typical triple decker of East Boston.  The housing at Coppersmith Village will be a mix of affordable and market rate units, both rental and ownership: of the 56 apartments, 34 will be available to households at 60% AMI and below; of the 15 townhomes, three will be sold to households at 80% AMI or below. Of the rentals, the remaining 22 units, or 39%, will be market rate; of the townhomes, 12 homes, or 80%, will be market rate.

 

 

 

Eastie 'Climate Change Awareness' Installation

NOAH's CCAG youth, volunteers and partners hosted a Climate Change Action 'Kick-Off' Event on Wednesday, November 13th at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Maverick Square in East Boston. The Program, entitled "Rising Challenge, Rising Tides", launched a new campaign to increase awareness, preparation and adaptation planning for coastal flooding risks in East Boston neighborhoods. With much of East Boston built on landfill at low elevations and along the coast, impacts from intense storms and rising sea levels could be devastating, as it was in New York a year ago. The MBTA station and elsewhere in Maverick Square will be marked to show potential flooding levels of between 3 to 5 feet. Boston was fortunate during both Hurricane Sandy and Nemo that it was a few hours off from high tide here at the peak of these storms, otherwise we could well have experienced the same type of devastation,

An exhibit and resource center installation at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center features Super-storm Sandy photo retrospectives.  NOAH partnered on this project with the MBTA, the City of Boston Greenovate Project, Zumix, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Boston Center for Youth & Families and the Energy Necklace Project. If you would like more information, please contact Chris Marchi at 617-418-8243.

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