Tremont Village is a capital improvements project with 20 units of state-owned public housing in Bay Village that borders Chinatown and the South End. Asian Community Development Corporation is renovating the property to address life safety and quality of life issues, as well as improve energy efficiency to preserve these affordable housing units for low income residents. This project is being financed by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) , the legal owner of the property; Boston Private Bank & Trust Company; Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC); MassDevelopment and Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation.
Tremont Village is located on a 0.33 acre site that fronts Tremont Street and is across from small local retail shops and apartments at Mass Pike Towers, along with 3- and 4-story townhouses behind the property. This transit-oriented site is conveniently located within walking distance to Asian supermarkets, Boston Common and the Public Garden, Quincy Elementary and Upper Schools, Wang YMCA of Chinatown, Boston Center for Youth and Families - Quincy Community Center, South Cove Community Health Center, Tufts Medical Center, and other social service agencies as well as train stations and bus stops. The complex consists of one building with a combination of separate unit entries and common doors creating a townhouse appearance at the front elevation. The two- and three-bedroom units provide much needed family housing for the Chinatown area.
Renovations include cosmetic updates to the exterior and extensive updates to the interior to address a nearly 30 year old structure in dire need of improvements to increase the quality of life for the residents. Elements to address include windows, roof, foundation, kitchen and bathrooms, and fire safety. Completed in summer 2015.