Bentley apartments

Great Barrington, MA

Bentley Apartments

A new 45-unit affordable housing complex located on Bentley Road in downtown, Great Barrington. The apartments are conveniently located in downtown and a short walk to shopping, services, entertainment, restaurants, and transportation. 

 

Bentley Apartments is a part of the CDCSB’s 100 Bridge Street redevelopment of an 8-acre brownfield. Included in the project is a 2-acre public Riverfront Park on the Housatonic.

Family & Individual Apartments

Parking and hot water are included in the rent. Tenant pays for electric, heat and air conditioning. Some units fully accessible for those with physical disabilities. Housing vouchers welcome. Pets allowed per Berkshire Housing’s Pet Policy.

One Bedroom: $709, and Two Bedroom: $844

For a leasing application Visit:

https://berkshirehousing.com/housing-for-families-individuals/

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CDC Role

Owner and Developer

Unit Profile

Rental housing and to-be-determined commercial development
45 affordable rental residential units
Outdoor public space and river access
Multiple new buildings of two to four stories each
Eight acres of land, adjacent to the Housatonic River

Development Cost

$17.5 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 BarringtonMassachusetts 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

Saloomey Construction Inc.

Status

Demolition complete, permitting complete, affordable housing funding awarded, remediation and construction in progress

100 Bridge Street

Great Barrington, MA

To read the current Remedial Implementation Plan for remediating 100 Bridge Street, here.

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. Bentley Apartments will have 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.

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 was awarded funding by 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

Rental housing and to-be-determined commercial development
45 affordable rental residential units
Outdoor public space and river access
Multiple new buildings of two to four stories each
Eight acres of land, adjacent to the Housatonic River

Development Cost

$17.5 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 BarringtonMassachusetts 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

Saloomey Construction Inc.

Status

Demolition complete, permitting complete, affordable housing funding awarded, remediation and construction in progress