4 Mellen Street / 1627 Mass Ave

4 Mellen Street Rendering

Homeowner's Rehab, Inc. (HRI), is planning to create affordable housing at 4 Mellen Street (formerly known as 1627 Massachusetts Avenue). HRI purchased the property from Lesley University in August 2022.

HRI plans to:

  • preserve and convert the existing building to affordable housing
  • expand the building to create new affordable housing

The creation of housing at the site will be permitted under the provisions of the Affordable Housing Overlay (AHO).

HRI completed the AHO process in December 2023.

If you have any questions on the project, please contact info@homeownersrehab.org

Existing Site: Single historic building and rear surface parking lot

Proposed Redevelopment: 29 new 100% affordable rental units

  • Building Exterior of 1627 Mass Ave
  • Front view of 1627 Mass Ave

  • Looking at property along Mass Ave.

  • View of property from corner of Mass Ave and Mellen Street

  • View of property from site parking lot

  • Side ramp along property looking across Mass Ave

4 Mellen St / 1627 Massachusetts Avenue Public Meetings:

Meeting  Date/Time  More Information
Planning Board Meeting Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.  View the meeting materials. 
Planning Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. 

View the meeting materials. 
HRI Community Meeting

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 6 p.m.

View the meeting flyer. 
HRI Community Meeting Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 6 p.m.  View the meeting flyer.