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Pennrose to Convert Boston School into 74-Unit, LGBTQ-Friendly Seniors Housing Property

BOSTON — Pennrose Development and LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc. have unveiled plans to convert William Barton Rogers Middle School in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood into a 74-unit, LGBTQ-supported affordable seniors housing community. The $33 million project will transform the existing structure into a residential building with 74 units of income-restricted rental units. Tenants must be at least age 62, and the community will be specifically welcoming to seniors who identify as LGBTQ, according to the developers. The original school was built in 1899 on 74,000 square feet of land and closed in June 2015. Boston-based architecture firm DiMella Shaffer designed the project. A construction timeline was not disclosed.

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