THE MEETING HOUSE
In 2018, Arx Urban broke ground on a 36-unit mixed-income housing development at the intersection of Dorchester's Jones Hill, Meetinghouse Hill and Savin Hill neighborhoods. Arx Urban acquired the 15,000 square foot site in 2017, which previously consisted of two auto body shops.
The site is a 10-minute walk to the Savin Hill Red Line station and across the street from the future Dot Block development. Arx Urban engaged local architect, RODE, to design the project and completed a robust community engagement process, conducting over 25 meetings with neighborhood associations, abutters and community leaders. The approved project consists of 36 residential units, 58% of which are income-restricted to workforce tenants, ground-floor retail space, a lobby gallery, bike storage, off-street parking and an enhanced streetscape.
Construction financing for the project was provided by The Property & Casualty Initiative and the project was subsidized through the MassHousing Workforce Housing Initiative and the City of Boston Community Preservation Act Fund for which Arx Urban was the first ever affordable housing development to receive funding.