community review
Phase Community Review
Commercial Space 3,000 SQ FT
residential 107 units

What's in the Works

Just A Start is proposing to transform the lot at 52 New Street into modern and environmentally-friendly family housing. The proposed building will create over 100 affordable apartments for residents, providing much-needed affordable housing opportunities in a tight and increasingly expensive rental market.

What's There Now

The site, currently used as a gym, is an industrial building situated on an asphalt lot. The proposed building aims to improve the environmental health and attractiveness of the site by creating climate-resilient family housing.

What's Happening Next

Just A Start is beginning the community process for 52 New Street, and we want to hear your ideas. We invite you to subscribe for email updates and to add your feedback or ask questions in the Feedback section. Future community meetings will be posted in the Timeline section. Thank you for visiting the site!

Who We Are

Just A Start is a community development corporation dedicated to promoting equity by creating access to stable housing and building pathways to economic opportunity. We build and preserve affordable housing, offer education and workforce training, and provide housing resources and services to people with low- to moderate-incomes in Cambridge and nearby communities. Now in our 52nd year, we serve approximately 3,000 individuals and families annually.