Former Schoolhouse Evolves into Affordable Housing in Greater Boston

Capstone Communities and MPZ Development have broken ground on an affordable housing initiative involving the redevelopment of a former schoolhouse in Bridgewater, MA.

Nixon Peabody’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice served as project advisors.

Capstone and MPZ acquired McElwain School — which sat vacant for more than 20 years — with intentions of meeting the need for high-quality housing in the region.

Plans call for conversion of McElwain School into a 16-unit residential building and construction of a new 38-unit residential building behind the school. Of the 57 total units, 51 will be affordable rental units, while six will be market-rate.

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