Trio of developers chosen to rehab Jamaica Plain complex

A trio of veteran affordable-housing developers are teaming up to redo the Mildred C. Hailey public housing complex in Jamaica Plain. The Boston Housing Authority named Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Urban Edge — a partnership dubbing themselves Centre Street Partners — as redeveloper of the complex, formerly known as Bromley-Heath. They plan to renovate a senior citizens building and tear down several buildings along Centre Street in the complex, replacing 232 existing apartments for low-income renters and adding 393 market-rate apartments in three new buildings. It’s an approach the Housing Authority is using to rebuild its aging complexes across Boston, partnering with private developers who add market-rate housing and use the proceeds to pay to rebuild the existing stock for low-income residents. Corcoran Jennison Associates and SunCal are undergoing Boston Planning & Development Agency review for an overhaul of BHA’s Bunker Hill complex in Charlestown, and the Housing Authority plans soon to pick a developer for its Mary Ellen McCormack complex in South Boston. While those projects received multiple bidders, the Centre Street team was the only one to file a proposal for Mildred Hailey.

Boston Globe (August 10, 2017)