Mayor Michelle Wu recently announced the City of Boston’s support for the renovation of the Brian J. Honan Apartments in Allston. The Brian J. Honan Apartments is a 50-unit rental property that welcomed its first residents in 2005. In 2002, with the help of the late City Councilor Brian J. Honan, Allston Brighton CDC purchased the former Legal Sea Foods Company Headquarters and Warehouse on 33 Everett Street in Allston.
The rehab of the property will include upgrading the exterior walls, replacing the roof and installing solar panels, as well as upgrading to all-electric systems. During this renovation, ABCDC and our partners are prioritizing resident comfort and allowing tenants to remain in their units as much as possible.
One of the most exciting aspects of this renovation is that it is a Deep Energy Retrofit (DER), meaning that the rehab will achieve significant energy reductions. This project is a part the 1,000 Apartment Challenge, a program of RMI, to dramatically reduce carbon emissions through DER throughout the Commonwealth. The goal is to have 1,000 multifamily apartment units in Massachusetts under renovation by the end of 2024.
This project will improve the safety and comfortability of our residents, and the completion of the construction will extend the existing 30-year housing restriction in perpetuity. Thank you to the City of Boston for their commitment to preserving and improving affordable housing!