Financing is complete for 1599 Columbus, a milestone in the redevelopment of Jackson Square

As part of the revitalization of Jackson Square, Urban Edge is building new affordable housing in the area with funding from MassHousing, DHCD, and the City of Boston. This latest development, 1599 Columbus Ave, will bring 65 units of affordable rental housing to low-income residents. “The story of Jackson Square is a genuine ‘place-making’...


Boston Bulletin on Holtzer Park ribbon cutting

The Boston Bulletin reports on Urban Edge’s Holtzer Park ribbon cutting this past July. The ribbon cutting celebrated the opening of the 62-unit affordable housing development in Roxbury.  Our CEO, Emilio Dorcely, remarked: “This is a symbol of the value of what this community is. Our values are what you see in this building.” “What...


Ribbon cutting at Holtzer Park

On July 20th, Urban Edge and our partners held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Holtzer Park. Project partners and stakeholders, community leaders, and officials from local, state, and federal housing agencies were all in attendance for this milestone event.   Urban Edge’s Holtzer Park provides 62 affordable rental homes designed...


Urban Edge CEO, Emilio Dorcely, discusses the future in The Bulletin piece

In an interview for The Bulletin, our CEO, Emilio Dorcely, discusses the need for affordable housing and affordable homeownership, and how current Urban Edge projects are working towards that goal. “There is a dire need for affordable housing for the 30 percent to 40 percent area median income (AMI), but that’s only part of the solution …...


Joint Jackson Square event highlights new housing and a transformation of the area

On June 1st, Urban Edge, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), and The Community Builders held a joint event to celebrate several housing developments in Jackson Square: JPNDC’s 25 Amory Street Apartments, The Community Builders’ 250 Centre Street development, and our own 1599 Columbus Avenue development. These...