Sawmill Brook

Lenox, MA

CDCSB has worked closely with the town Lenox on the Sawmill Brook site since 2007. Originally planned as an affordable Ownership housing project, it is now being considered for affordable rental units. The location is optimal for affordable housing as it will create affordable “family” housing within walking distance to the center of town, the public schools, and is on public transportation routes.

The Town of Lenox expects to issue a new request for proposals in summer 2018 to potential developers for the site. CDCSB is partnering with Berkshire Housing Development Corporation to submit a proposal as the potential developer to build 40-50 affordable rental units on the vacant property.

CDC Role

 

C0-Developer

Unit Profile

40-50 units of affordable housing on six acres of a 20 acre site
14 acres of land: 5 acres buildable, 9 acres to be permanently conserved open space
Town water and sewer
Zero carbon footprint buildings

Development Cost

$17 million

Pre-Development Financing

Town of Lenox Community Preservation Funds; Western Massachusetts Diocese of the Episcopal Church, local sponsorship by Trinity Church, Lenox; First Congregational Church of Stockbridge; Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation of Massachusetts; Massachusetts Housing Partnership

Architect

To be determined

Contractor

To be determined

Status

Conceptual planning

Press

Affordable Housing Still the Main Goal (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Jan 6, 2008

Faith Groups Tackle Housing (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Jan 4, 2008

Affordable Housing in Lenox – Group Developing Plan (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Dec 23, 2007

Sawmill Brook

Lenox, MA

CDCSB has worked closely with the town Lenox on the Sawmill Brook site since 2007. Originally planned as an affordable Ownership housing project, it is now being considered for affordable rental units. The location is optimal for affordable housing as it will create affordable “family” housing within walking distance to the center of town, the public schools, and is on public transportation routes.

The Town of Lenox expects to issue a new request for proposals in summer 2018 to potential developers for the site. CDCSB is partnering with Berkshire Housing Development Corporation to submit a proposal as the potential developer to build 40-50 affordable rental units on the vacant property.

CDC Role

Co-Developer

Unit Profile

40-50 units of affordable housing on six acres of a 20 acre site
14 acres of land: 5 acres buildable, 9 acres to be permanently conserved open space
Town water and sewer
Zero carbon footprint buildings

Development Cost

$17 million

Pre-Development Financing

Town of Lenox Community Preservation funds; Western Massachusetts Diocese of the Episcopal Church, local sponsorship by Trinity Church, Lenox; First Congregational Church of Stockbridge; Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation of Massachusetts; Massachusetts Housing Partnership

Architect

To be determined

Contractor

To be determined

Status

Conceptual planning

Press

Affordable Housing Still the Main Goal (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Jan 6, 2008

Faith Groups Tackle Housing (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Jan 4, 2008

Affordable Housing in Lenox – Group Developing Plan (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Dec 23, 2007