South Boston NDC announced in December, 2014 that the Public Facilities Department voted that South Boston NDC and Caritas Communities were tentatively designated as co-developers for the vacant lot at 206 West Broadway. As proposed, the development will provide 16 apartments that are affordable to one- or two-person households and ground floor retail space.
206 West will be affordable to people with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income, and will be a mix of one-bedroom and studio apartments for small households. There will also be ground floor retail space available to a coffee shop or similar commercial enterprise.
Boston’s population is growing, and according to the Housing Boston 2020 report, the greatest population growth will occur among 20-34 year olds, empty-nesters and seniors, and downtown families. 206 West will serve the growing preference that aging Baby Boomers and young Millennials have for smaller housing units in denser neighborhoods.