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One village. Multiple generations. A great place to live.

Olmsted Village is an exciting new vision for Mattapan, Massachusetts. Designed as an intergenerational neighborhood, residents will find three distinct affordable living environments in a cohesive, supportive community. Olmsted Village will offer homeownership opportunities for moderate- and middle-income families at Russell House. Treehouse will offer apartment homes for foster/adoptive families, young adults aging out of the foster care system, and for older adults committed to mentoring them. And Brooke House will feature affordable apartments for senior adults. With an active streetscape, all residents will have access to the Brooke House community gathering space where job training will be offered, a convenience store, a health center, and an onsite daycare center. Residents of Treehouse, along with the broader Boston foster-adoptive community, will have access to the Treehouse community center with programmed opportunities for recreation and social interaction.

Olmsted Village will make use of the last ten acres of the former Boston State Hospital site and is a joint venture between 2Life Communities and Lena New Boston — a partnership of New Boston Fund and Lena Park Community Development Corporation — through a Land Disposition Agreement with the Commonwealth’s Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) and the Boston State Hospital Community Advisory Council.

Olmsted Village Site Plan

Russell House: Affordable homeownership opportunities

Olmsted Village will offer 82 mixed-income affordable homeownership opportunities for moderate- and middle-income families. This opportunity will empower buyers of diverse incomes and ethnicities to invest in their homes, build equity, benefit from asset appreciation, and strengthen their roots in the community. The homes will be a mix of condominiums in a multi-floor building with elevators, two smaller-scale buildings, and townhomes. The homes will be a mix of condominiums in two multi-floor elevatored buildings and townhomes.

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Brooke House: Affordable community living for older adults

Located at the center of the 10-acre Olmsted Village site, Brooke House will be a six-story building offering approximately 127 affordable apartments in a supportive community for seniors. On the ground floor, a vibrant Village Center will include a 2,400 square-foot community center for programs and events; an onsite convenience store; a 1,000 square-foot satellite clinic space for Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center; and a 4,000 square-foot daycare center. Brooke House residents will also have access to supportive services that empower them to enjoy aging in community for as long as possible.

Multigenerational Group

Treehouse: Every child rooted in family and community

Treehouse at Olmsted Village is an innovative, intergenerational community that re-envisions life for children, youth and young adults who have experienced foster care, and older adults who want to live a life of connection, meaning and purpose. Based on an award-winning model created by the Treehouse Foundation, Treehouse at Olmsted Village builds a supportive community around three generations: families adopting children from foster care; older adults who act as “honorary grandparents; and young people who are at risk of “aging out” of the child welfare system without family and community connections.” Treehouse at Olmsted Village will include: 12 large apartments for foster/adoptive families; 8 studio apartments for young people (ages 18-24) “aging out’ of the foster care system; 40 affordable apartments for older adults (age 62+) who agree to share their time, talents, and wisdom to support the health and well-being of their younger neighbors; and attached community center space for social, educational, and recreational programs designed to create enduring relationships across the generations.

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