Project Type

Multifamily Housing, Affordable Housing


Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Co. / Back of the Hill Neighborhood Development Co.


Completed 2020


Boston, MA


56,290 SF, 47 units


LEED Certified


Greg Premru

Hattie Kelton Apartments’ addition of 47 new apartments and a community space brings additional vitality to Boston’s Jamaica Hill neighborhood. As a 100% affordable housing building, most apartments are designed for families earning up to 60% of area median income with a portion of units set aside for formerly homeless and people with mental disabilities.

To fit within the neighborhood context, we added porches, planted terraces, multiple entries and a rhythm of cladding materials that complement the existing nearby architecture of triple-decker houses, historic brick buildings and single-family homes.

The design received overwhelming support from community leaders and public officials throughout its the Article 80 Large Project Review.