Holtzer Park, located on Amory Street in Jackson Square, provides 62 new rental homes, which are affordable to households earning up to 30%, 50%, and 60% of Area Median Income (AMI).
The building includes indoor bike storage, laundry facilities, and a community room. The larger site offers surface parking and a landscaped children’s play area.
Holtzer Park utilizes a high-efficiency heating system and building envelope, as well as Energy Star-rated appliances. The development employs environmentally friendly design features throughout and meets the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Homes Gold certifiable standard. The housing development also meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star standards. The development team is made up of Urban Edge, ICON Architecture, and NEI General Contracting.
Holtzer Park is part of Boston Housing Authority’s (BHA) 125 Amory Street phased redevelopment project in Jackson Square. The development is a joint venture between The Community Builders (TCB), Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), and Urban Edge to renovate and preserve 199 public housing units as affordable housing. The project also repurposes BHA administrative offices into 12 new affordable units, and builds approximately 133 units of affordable housing and 214 market-rate apartments in three new buildings on adjacent BHA-owned property.