Goddard House to turn into residential units

June 12, 2015
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The former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. will be redeveloped into a 169-unit residential development.

The Goddard House controversially ceased operations on Sept. 8, 2012 and has remained vacant. The enormous brick building was constructed in 1927 and housed about 100 seniors.

The project, proposed by Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates, would renovate the existing building, which would house 108 units, and add a new 51,000-square-foot building that would have 61 units.

Noah Maslan of Eden Properties said in a Gazette interview that the project is a “very exciting opportunity” and that the development team is “very intrigued” with the building and site. He said the plan is to build two additions attached to the Goddard Building to help stabilize the building and also a separate building where there is currently a surface parking lot.

The residential units will be apartments, but it is too soon for a price range on them, said Maslan. He said it is also too soon to discuss the number of affordable units. Maslan said the development team expects to file a project notification form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority at the end of August. He would not disclose a purchasing price for the property.

The Goddard property was put on the market in 2013 through a private-bidding process.

“We were pleased to identify a developer who shared our commitment to preserving the historic Goddard building,” said Elizabeth Molodovsky, board chair of the Goddard House, in a statement. “The combined Eden and Samuels team also understood the importance of engaging the community on this project. In addition, the ultimate sale of the building will allow us to continue our focus on seniors and their health needs.”

Goddard House operates a nursing home in Brookline.

The Goddard House at 201 S. Huntington Ave., which will be turned into residential units. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

The Goddard House at 201 S. Huntington Ave., which will be turned into residential units. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

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