Pondview Apartments, Jamaica Plain, MA

Pondview Apartments, Jamaica Plain, MA

In a neighborhood where rising property values have driven out many long-time residents, the renovation of Pondview Apartments helps to maintain 60 units of affordable housing. Davis Square Architects worked with the building’s residents and owners to develop a project scope that met their needs without overreaching their budget.

Work included restoration and rebuilding of the exterior masonry, updating of the electrical and heating systems, and the addition of a management office and community room. Also part of the project was a series of community workshops involving residents and children for the playground's garden mural design. The renovation of Pondview Apartments is part of Boston’s effort to retain affordable housing in its neighborhoods.