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    Begin Construction

    Construction begins! We have determined construction will take place in one phase, and it is anticipated to last up to three years and will conclude by early fall 2025.

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    Second Planning Board Meeting

    The CHA presented updated designs to the Planning Board under the Affordable Housing Overlay. For more information about this meeting, please visit this link: https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/zoninganddevelopment/planningboard/planningboardmeetings.

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    Planning Board Meeting

    The CHA presented and proposed designs to the Planning Board under the Affordable Housing Overlay. For more information about this meeting, please visit this link: https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/zoninganddevelopment/planningboard/planningboardmeetings.

  • Relocate Residents

    CHA staff will continue to assist with moving residents out of JP Federal to begin construction in late summer 2022 to early fall 2022. All residents, regardless of income, will have the right to return to JP Federal after the redevelopment is complete.

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    Started Relocation Process

    CHA staff worked with residents to draft a relocation agreement and outline relocation resources available to residents. All residents, regardless of income, will have the right to return to JP Federal after the redevelopment is complete.

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    City Approvals

    CHA submitted plans to the City's Community Development Department and met with the Planning Board under the Affordable Housing Overlay process.

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    Procure Contractor

    CHA hired contractor, Consigli Construction, during the predevelopment phase in order to assist with design and planning for the modernization of Jefferson Park Federal. Consigli has completed over 90 projects in the Cambridge, MA.

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    Neighborhood Meetings

    CHA held three virtual meetings with neighbors on the redevelopment project.

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    Weekly Phone Office Hours

    Phone Office Hours will be each Tuesday from 10am-11am and 6pm-7pm. Please contact Joe Bednar at 617-401-4312 and Mesale Gessesse at 617-520-6344 for any questions. If this time does not work, please email Joe at jbednar@cambridge-housing.org and Mesale at mgessesse@cambridge-housing.org and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

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    Resumed Resident Meetings

    After receiving a green light for funding from the state, CHA resumed resident engagement process and held first resident virtual Zoom meeting on December 17. For residents that were not able to attend, staff delivered newsletters to every apartment, held weekly phone office hours, and posted updates on three Information Stations located on the site.

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    Received State Commitment of Private Activity Bonds

    CHA received an allocation of 2022 private activity bonds from MassHousing for the modernization of Jefferson Park Federal. This solidifies the need to close on the project’s financing in 2022 and start construction immediately after.

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    Begin Resident Engagement Process and Review Design Plans

    CHA met with residents on April 2017, November 2018, and March 2019 to review basement conditions, discuss major design goals, and view design options. CHA worked with BWA to continue design development, began resident engagement process, and explored many different design elements and evaluated potential costs.

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    Existing Conditions Assessment Completed

    An initial Existing Conditions Assessment of units and building systems was completed in late 2016. The design team, led by BWA Architecture, determined that conditions were worse than expected, and the CHA decided to explore options to tear down and rebuild the buildings.