On December 30, DSNI joined the Planning Office of Urban Affairs (POUA), Mayor Thomas Menino, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and other officials at the St. Kevin's Redevelopment Groundbreaking Ceremony. The project will create eighty units of affordable housing in Upham’s Corner as well as community space. Both Mayor Menino and Cardinal O’Malley spoke about the great need for new affordable housing in light of the continuing homelessness and foreclosure crises.
DSNI helped to lead the community planning process that developed a vision for the site and led to the selection of POUA as the developer. Over the past two years, we have collaborated with POUA and Upham’s Corner Westside Neighborhood Association to ensure that issues and concerns of neighbors are being addressed by the developers and to advocate for city and state funding to help the project move forward.