Local elected officials, including Mayor Martin Walsh, state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and City Councilor Josh Zakim, gathered on Sept. 24 for the “Topping-off” ceremony for the “Mosaic on the Riverway,” a 10-story Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) residential tower at the former Massachusetts Mental Health Center site.
“Mosaic will bring together all levels of housing under one roof, creating a wonderful model for affordable housing developments all across the city,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh, according to a press release. “I want to thank The Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Consigli Construction, our state housing partners and everyone involved in this collaboration, for helping Mission Hill and the Longwood Medical Area and its residents thrive.”
The $62 million tower sits on a parcel located between the Riverway, Brookline Avenue, Fenwood Road and Vining Street. The project will have 30,000 square feet of outdoor space and the building will offer 9,000 square feet of daycare space. Other parts of the Mass Mental redevelopment are already done or already underway.
The 145-unit residential tower will consist of 60 affordably-priced rentals, most of which will be two-bedrooms, targeted at working families. There will also be a mix of 85 affordable and market-rate condominiums. More than half of the condo units will be priced affordably. Most of the market-rate condos would be studios and one-bedrooms, while the larger two-bedroom units would primarily be affordably-priced.
The project is slated to be completed in fall 2016.