Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE) has announced plans for a 62-unit affordable seniors housing community in Brookline, MA.
The community, which has not yet been named, will be located in the densely populated neighborhood of Coolidge Corner. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2019 for completion in summer 2020.
JCHE and synagogue Congregation Kehillath Israel (KI) are working together to create a multi-generational village center that simultaneously addresses the issues of social isolation and housing affordability. KI will lease space on its Harvard Street campus to JCHE to develop the property, which will be connected both physically and programmatically to the synagogue. The community, located on a half-acre site, will also offer 1,000 square feet of retail space and a public pocket park. Although the property features no parking, the transit-oriented development is near to the MBTA Green Line and bus line, and also offers transportation via Zip Car, Brookline’s ElderBus service and JCHE’s van service.