Project Info

Somerville Housing Authority
Mystic Water Works Housing
Owner’s Project Manager
Somerville, MA

The Challenges

Anser was OPM for the Somerville Housing Authority and the rehabilitation of the historic and long-vacant former Water Works building.  The project created 25 one-bedroom units for seniors and persons with disabilities, including five units reserved for persons earning less than 30% of the area median income.  All 25 units were built within a single two-story building, which included common areas and facilities.

This historic building was construction in three sections, which were respectively completed in 1864, 1870, and 1895. We coordinated the successful application for both federal and state Historic Tac Credits, reducing project costs and preserving a highly visible building which is a local landmark.