Halifax Senior Housing Development, Halifax, MA

Halifax Senior Housing Development, Halifax, MA

Scope
Feasibility study
Age-restricted housing
60 rental units
20 homeownership units
8,000 sf senior center

The Town of Halifax has a large elderly population which is in desperate need of affordable housing and support services. In response to this demand, Davis Square Architects worked closely with South Shore Housing Development Corporation, the Halifax Housing Authority, the Halifax Council on Aging, and the Town of Halifax to develop a comprehensive design and development plan. On a 9.5-acre parcel owned by the Housing Authority, the team designed a three-part solution, including an 8,000 sf senior center, 60 affordable elderly rental and 20 affordable elderly homeownership units.

This innovative combination of three interrelated uses would be developed under the Massachusetts “Comprehensive Permit” statutes, in close consultation with the Town of Halifax.