Gateway North is a $31 million new construction, mixed-income, and mixed-use multifamily development. It is located in Lynn, approximately 10 miles north of Boston. The project offers 71 rental apartments – 53 affordable units, 10 workforce housing units, and eight market-rate units. Other features include 54 parking spaces and approximately 2,000 square feet of street level commercial space.
The HIT provided $19.4 million in financing for Gateway North through the purchase of bonds and construction loan notes issued by MassHousing in September 2016. This project was the first multifamily project in Massachusetts to receive assistance under Governor Baker’s $100 million MassHousing Workforce Housing Fund announced in May 2016.
Other sources of funds included federal and state Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Affordable Housing Trust Funds, and Transit-Oriented Development Funds. The project was developed by a joint-venture of Hub Holdings, LLC and Neighborhood Development Associates, a non-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of the City of Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development.
Gateway North is helping to provide affordable housing options to working Massachusetts families facing rising rents. In addition, it is considered a transit-oriented development – its location at the corner of Washington and Sagamore Streets is within three blocks of the Lynn Commuter Rail Station and Bus Depot and directly across from North Shore Community College. In addition, the project is Energy-Star rated and includes community accessible green space.
Work on the project generated an estimated 128 family-supporting union construction jobs.*
*Job and economic impact figures are estimates calculated using IMPLAN, an input-output model, based on HIT project data. The data is current as of March 31, 2020. Economic impact data is in 2019 dollars and all other figures are nominal.
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