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Housing Innovation Competition

An opportunity to identify creative design solutions to produce more middle-income and elderly affordable housing in Boston.

The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development, in partnership with the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab, the Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association (GTNA), and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA)/AIA, are soliciting proposals for the Housing Innovation Competition.

The Housing Innovation Competition is a City of Boston pilot initiative on five City-owned vacant land parcels in the Garrison Trotter neighborhood. The properties associated with the Housing Innovation Competition are 71 and 73 Holworthy Street, 29 and 31 Hollander Street, and 24 Westminster Avenue. The proposals will be solicited through a competitive, transparent Request for Proposal (RFP) process.  

View the Request for proposal

Well-designed units with smaller footprints can offer residents an affordable option to renting or owning closer to the city center and transit-oriented areas. Teams of architects, developers, and contractors are asked to submit entries that utilize creative design solutions that meet the community’s aspirational goals in compact units.

Proposals for the Housing Innovation Competition are due Monday, December 19, 2016. DND, BPDA, BSA/AIA, and the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab will host an informational event for interested parties on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., at the Boston Society of Architects Space - 290 Congress St #200, Boston, MA 02210, USA.

The Jury Members

David Carlson
David Carlson

Boston Planning and Development Agency

Richard Dattner
Richard Dattner

Dattner Architects

Daniel Heuberger
Daniel HeuBerger

Dattner Architects

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Vusama Kariba

Garrison Trotter Resident

Tia Lawrence
Tia Lawrence

Garrison Trotter Resident

Jay Lee
Jay Lee

Department of Neighborhood Development

Gretchen Rabinkin
Gretchen Rabinkin

Boston Society of Architects

Max Stearns
Max Stearns

Housing Innovation Lab

Kirk Sykes
Kirk Sykes

USA Fund