30 Haven is a sustainable, mixed-use residential community that has been cited as a model of affordable, transit-oriented development by multiple government and non-profit housing organizations. Located just one block from the MBTA Commuter Rail, the project was built using a revolutionary modular construction system. The complex combines 53 units of mixed-income apartments with 22,000 SF of retail.
This innovative project was recognized by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in 2014 as one of only five national finalists for the Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. The award is presented annually to workforce housing developments that represent outstanding achievements in affordability, building technologies, quality of design, involvement of public-private partnerships, mass transit orientation and replicability of development. 30 Haven was also recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance; and the Massachusetts Office of Economic Development as a “model example of how state investments in new housing through the Chapter 40R program can work best.” Under Chapter 40R, the state provides financial incentives to localities that promote smart growth principles in areas of concentrated development, transit station areas, and other appropriate locations.