Sierra Club Recognition, HUD’s National HOME Doorknocker award, Office for Commonwealth Development’s “Smart Growth Leadership” award
Smart growth is the key to this affordable new neighborhood located in the heart of historic Manchester-by-the-Sea, directly across the street from the MBTA Commuter Rail to Boston. It is a mixed-income, mixed-use development (owner-occupied townhouses, rental apartments, and retail condominiums) in a community with few affordable options, and recognized by the Office for Commonwealth Development as well as the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Design for its innovative design. Summer Street is a model 40B development that owes its successful fit to the hard work of the Manchester Affordable Housing Corporation, the Manchester Housing Authority, and many other town officials and citizens. All units were built to ENERGY STAR® Home Standards.