Homeless services charity Pine Street Inn and affordable housing developer The Community Builders are proposing what would be Boston’s largest complex of permanent supportive housing for the homeless on a Jamaica Plain site at Washington and Green streets.
Pine Street Inn already owns the site, which hosts a warehouse and an office building, per the Globe’s Tim Logan. It wants to replace both with 225 apartments that would include 140 studios for people who have been homeless, 85 units for lower- and moderate-income residents, and office space for the nonprofit and others.
The development is meant to meet what Pine Street Inn describes as a growing need for longer-term affordable housing in an increasingly expensive Boston. Zoning and misunderstandings about such housing could stand in the way of the JP proposal.
Pine Street Inn and The Community Builders are expected to file formal plans in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.