Beacon Communities Plans 55-Unit Expansion at Old Colony Affordable Community in Boston

BOSTON — Beacon Communities Development has unveiled plans for a 55-unit expansion of The Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony, an affordable housing property in South Boston.

Designed by The Architectural Team (TAT), units in the expansion will be reserved for low-income seniors. The property is also being built the Passive House energy-saving standards.

“Leading developers of affordable and workforce housing are employing Passive House standards to benefit from their lower ongoing operating costs, healthier interior environments for residents, and a growing number of incentives from states and cities,” says project manager Nate Thomas of TAT.

The project is scheduled to begin construction in summer 2020 for completion in 2022.

TAT and Beacon Communities planned the 51,000-square-foot property in association with the Boston Housing Authority, which is leading the 10-year revitalization of the larger 400-unit community, The Homes at Old Colony.