821-825 Main Street

823 Main Street

In 2007, Just-A-Start Corporation purchased the site of the former Nightstage nightclub. The site had sat vacant since the early 1990s, and was a blight on this busy portion of Main Street. With support from the City, Just A Start redeveloped the site into ten affordable condominium units. The units include six three-bedroom, two two-bedroom, and two one-bedroom units. All units were sold to income-eligible first-time homebuyers.

The building received LEED Platinum certification and contains many green features, including a rooftop solar array that provides most of the units' electricity. In addition, all units contain Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency windows, and other insulation to reduce heating and cooling costs.

This project created new affordable ownership opportunities in a vibrant neighborhood, close to transportation, job opportunities, shops, restaurants and cultural facilities. In addition, the site was transformed from a vacant, blighted parcel to an integral part of the active streetscape on Main Street.

The project was completed in 2008. All units are sold and occupied. Anyone interested in other affordable homeownership opportunities can click here to learn more about other City programs.

This project contains ten homeownership units: six three-bedroom units, two two-bedroom units and two one-bedroom units.

Land Area:             5,953 square feet

Units:                    10 ownership: 6 3-bedroom triplexes, 2 2-bedroom triplexes, 2 1-bedroom flats, including one accessible unit

Parking:                 9 exterior covered spaces at grade

Funders:                 Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust

                            City of Cambridge HOME Funds

                            Massachusetts Affordable Housing Trust

                            Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Green Affordable Housing Initiative

                            Cambridge Savings Bank

                            Harvard 20/20/2000 Loan Fund

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