Construction has begun at Blue Mountain Apartments, a large-scale, scattered-site historic occupied rehab in Dorchester owned by the NHP Foundation. This area was on the outskirts of Boston until just after the Civil War, when rapid growth led it to become one of the first “Streetcar Suburbs”. Farms and estates were divided up for large single-family homes to serve an upwardly mobile merchant class. A large influx of immigrants at the opening of the 20th century brought overcrowding to the heart of Boston and created the opportunity for multifamily development for the working class. These sturdy buildings were built in the popular architectural styles of the day to attract upwardly mobile workers and have seen a hundred years of waves of immigrants passing through them. The neighborhood remains an eclectic mix of these multifamily buildings and single-family homes. We are excited and proud to be part of the preservation and enhancement of these beautiful assets!