Chinatown welcomes One Greenway

Chinatown welcomed affordable housing at 66 Hudson at One Greenway with a ribbon cutting.

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One Greenway, formerly Parcel 24, will create a total of 363 units of new housing and restore the urban fabric and vibrancy of the Hudson Street neighborhood that once existed nearly half a century ago. One Greenway is a joint venture between ACDC and New Boston Fund, a privately owned real estate investment manager and an industry leader in providing real estate investment, development and management services. The design of One Greenway responds to the Hudson Street for Chinatown Coalition’s vision. Affordable rent and ownership units for low- and moderate-income households account for 40 percent of all units. Design elements include lushly planted green space, community space, ground floor retail, and underground parking. All of these aspects are incorporated into a neighborhood-sensitive sustainable design.

“We are happy that hard working immigrant families will be back at 66 Hudson,” ACDC Acting Executive Director Angie Liou said.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh was also in attendance that afternoon.

“Displacement in Chinatown remains a real concern,” Walsh said.

There were more than 4,000 applicants for One Greenway.

“This is a key step to make sure that everyone that wants to live here does,” Walsh said.

Chinatown resident Xiu Duan said her landlord wanted her family out of their Chinatown home when she started looking again for affordable housing.

“I couldn’t sleep at night. I was too worried,” she said.

When she found out she got the apartment, she couldn’t believe it.

“I feel so lucky to be able to say in Chinatown. I hope there is more affordable housing to help people like me,” she said.

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