100 Bridge Street

Great Barrington, MA

Located in the heart of downtown Great Barrington, along the Housatonic River, 100 Bridge Street exemplifies economic, ecological, and social sustainability by combining a community-first focus with planet-minded living: remediating an 8-acre contaminated and blighted site, restoring natural riverfront, creating a wide economic spectrum of housing units in a single neighborhood, all within a five minute walk to the core of downtown with jobs, shopping and cultural amenities.

Central to the project is the creation of community housing: a mix of market-rate condominiums with river views and Bentley Apartments, 45 units of affordable family-friendly apartments including units for special populations. This diverse community will live together within walking distance to jobs, shopping and town amenities. The goal for these buildings is net zero carbon emissions. In addition to housing, the site will be home to 40,000 sq. ft. of eco-commercial space featuring retail and office space.

With an eye towards both conservation of riverfront land and the importance of public outdoor community spaces, 100 Bridge Street plans include a 1-acre riverfront park and public space in a large village green that can host formal community events and casual sunny day encounters.

CDCSB submitted a second round funding application in February 2018 to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development for Bentley Apartments. When construction commences, 100% of the site will simultaneously be remediated.

CDC Role

 

Owner and Developer

Unit Profile

Mixed-use commercial (office and retail) and housing (rental and ownership)
45 affordable rental residential units
28 market-rate residential ownership units
Eight market-rate residential rental units
35,000+ sq. ft. commercial space
Outdoor public space and river access
Multiple new buildings of two to four stories each
Focus on locally-owned businesses
Eight acres of land, adjacent to the Housatonic River
90,000 -100,000 sq. ft. total development

Development Cost

Estimated $45 million

Financing

Site contamination assessment: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Massachusetts Department of Energy Protection
First Stage Redevelopment, Demolition: U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation; Berkshire Regional Planning Commission/Berkshire Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund
Remediation: MassDevelopment
Development: Town of Great Barrington; Massachusetts Department of Housing and Economic Development/MassWorks Infrastructure ProgramMassachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development: Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Housing Stabilization Fund, Facilities Consolidation Fund; Community Based Housing

Architect

Dietz & Company Architects, Bentley Apartments

Contractor

To be determined

Status

Demolition complete, permitting complete, awaiting affordable housing funding

100 Bridge Street

Great Barrington, MA

Located in the heart of downtown Great Barrington, along the Housatonic River, 100 Bridge Street exemplifies economic, ecological, and social sustainability by combining a community-first focus with planet-minded living: remediating an 8-acre contaminated and blighted site, restoring natural riverfront, creating a wide economic spectrum of housing units in a single neighborhood, all within a five minute walk to the core of downtown with jobs, shopping and cultural amenities

Central to the project is the creation of community housing: a mix of market-rate condominiums with river views and Bentley Apartments, 45 units of affordable family-friendly apartments including units for special populations. This diverse community will live together within walking distance to jobs, shopping and town amenities. The goal for these buildings is net zero carbon emissions. In addition to housing, the site will be home to 40,000 sq. ft. of eco-commercial space featuring retail and office space.

With an eye towards both conservation of riverfront land and the importance of public outdoor community spaces, 100 Bridge Street plans include a 1-acre riverfront park and public space in a large village green that can host formal community events and casual sunny day encounters.

CDCSB submitted a second round funding application in February 2018 to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development for Bentley Apartments. When construction commences, 100% of the site will simultaneously be remediated.

CDC Role

Owner and Developer

Unit Profile

Mixed-use commercial (office and retail) and housing (rental and ownership)
45 affordable rental residential units
28 market-rate residential ownership units
Eight market-rate residential rental units
35,000+ sq. ft. commercial space
Outdoor public space and river access
Multiple new buildings of two to four stories each
Focus on locally-owned businesses
Eight acres of land, adjacent to the Housatonic River
90,000 -100,000 sq. ft. total development

Development Cost

Estimated $45 million

Financing

Site contamination assessment: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Massachusetts Department of Energy Protection
First Stage Redevelopment, Demolition: U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation; Berkshire Regional Planning Commission/Berkshire Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund
Remediation: MassDevelopment
Development: Town of Great Barrington; Massachusetts Department of Housing and Economic Development/MassWorks Infrastructure ProgramMassachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development: Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Housing Stabilization Fund, Facilities Consolidation Fund; Community Based Housing

Owner, Management

Construct, Inc

Architect

Dietz & Company Architects, Bentley Apartments

Contractor

To be determined

Status

Demolition complete, permitting complete, awaiting affordable housing funding