Revitalization of Jefferson Park

The redevelopment of Jefferson Park (on the site formerly occupied by Jefferson Park State) is being undertaken with a combination of $10.2 million in funding under the Commonwealth’s new High Leverage Asset Preservation Program (HILAPP), a crucial $7.8 million from the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust, tax credit equity through MassDevelopment and Boston Financial. Construction financing is through Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Long term debt is through Massachusetts Housing Partnership. CHA will provide 104 project-based vouchers to cover a portion of the operating costs and debt service for the new units.  Construction began in the Fall of 2015. All residents have been relocated temporarily off-site and will have the opportunity to return after construction is completed.

For a look at the progress on the Revitalization of Jefferson Park, click here to see a “time-lapse” view of on-site construction activities.

Construction Start Date: November 2015
Date of Completion: Originally anticipated September 2017             Current Schedule: January 2018 (51 units)  & May 2018 (53 units)

Architect: Abacus Architects + Planners, Boston, MA 

Contractor: W. T. Rich Company, Newton, MA

Re-occupancyThe 51 units completed in January 2018 have been occupied. Plans are underway to occupy the remaining 53 units in June, assuming a May 28, 2018 completion date.

For general questions about the Revitalization of Jefferson Park please contact Margaret Keaveny at 617-520-6383 or

For construction issues please contact Joseph Bednar at 617-401-4312 or

Revitalization of Jefferson Park