Project Type

Multi-Unit Senior Affordable Housing


2Life Communities / Congregation Kehillath Israel


Completed 2021


Brookline, MA


65,000 SF


Enterprise Green


Anton Grassl

You are such a dedicated team of professionals and at every turn brought a positive attitude and dedicated rigor to everything we did together.

Elise Selinger, Real Estate Innovation Manager, 2Life Communities

2Life Communities and PCA were commissioned by Congregation Kehillath Israel synagogue to create a welcoming affordable community for seniors that would establish a multi-generational village center addressing the issues of social isolation and housing affordability.

The new building replaces an obsolete social hall with a quiet, elegant design that complements the rich architectural heritage of Brookline. The commercial edges of the retail level align with existing frontage, while the 4-story, sawtooth volumes of the residential building give proper prominence to the historic synagogue and an appropriate scale for the side street elevation.

The project creates 62 apartments for seniors, of which 57 are income restricted, with a private courtyard for both residents and the congregation, as well as a small pocket park and plaza integrated into the sidewalk design to provide a new amenity for the public.