Jefferson Park - Federal
The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) is preparing to begin a comprehensive modernization of the federal side of their existing Jefferson Park development on Rindge Avenue. Built in the early 1950s, the housing is in need of significant upgrades, with 57 units having had to be brought off-line due to deteriorated conditions. The CHA determined that it is not feasible to repair and preserve the existing buildings.
The proposed redevelopment of Jefferson Park Federal will involve the complete rebuilding of the 175 existing affordable units, including the 57 units which have been off-line, and a redesigned site layout to better integrate the housing into the surrounding neighborhood. In addition to the 175 replacement units, the CHA plans to add more than 100 new affordable units to Jefferson Park Federal.
The CHA proposes to create the revitalized Jefferson Park Federal under provisions of the Affordable Housing Overlay (AHO).