Jefferson Park - Federal

Site rendering

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).

The CHA has virtual public meetings planned to begin in March 2021.  Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2022.

Click here to learn more about the Jefferson Park Federal revitalization and view a schedule of upcoming community meetings.

Existing Site: There are currently 118 occupied apartments at JP and 57 unoccupied apartments that were taken offline in 2018 and 2019 due to poor conditions.

Proposed Redevelopment: 

  • New construction of 175 affordable replacement units and 100+ additional affordable units

  • Site redesign to integrate housing into surrounding neighborhood and create new green spaces

  • Maximize livability of new housing by through thoughtful design and living space 

  • Jefferson Park Federal will continue to serve a range of household sizes, with 40% of the units being 3-bedroom or larger 


  • Bird's Eye View Rendering of Site

    Bird's Eye View Rendering of Site

  • Street view of existing site

    Street view of existing site

  • Site rendering

    Site rendering

Jefferson Park - Federal Public Meetings:

Meeting        Date/Time  More Information
Neighborhood Meeting  Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm via Zoom View a meeting flyer. 
Neighborhood Meeting Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm via Zoom

View a meeting flyer. 

Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm via Zoom.  View a meeting flyer.

Planning Board Meeting Notice - November 9, 2021

AHO Submission Volume 1

AHO Submission Volume 2 - Part 1

AHO Submission Volume 2 - Part 2

AHO Submission Volume 2 - Part 3

AHO Submission Volume 2 - Part 4

AHO Submission Volume 2 - Part 5

AHO Submission Volume 3