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B'nai B'rith Housing breaks ground on Sudbury apartment complex

Posted by boston.com  November 8, 2013 04:31 PM

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B'nai B'rith Housing formally broke ground Friday on The Coolidge at Sudbury, a 64-unit apartment complex for active seniors and older adults age 55 and over.

“This is a huge milestone for us for a development that will allow more local seniors to remain in their community by choosing to live at The Coolidge,” said B'nai B'rith Housing's executive director, Susan Gittelman. “All the pieces are in place, and once construction is complete, we look forward to an opening and the arrival of new residents in late summer 2014.”

The development will be located at 189 Boston Post Road (Route 20) in Sudbury. It is financed through housing tax credits, state housing programs, the Town of Sudbury Housing trust and the West Metro HOME Consortium.

“This project will have a positive impact on our affordable housing goals in several ways," said John Drobinsky, chairman of the Sudbury Board of Selectmen. "The project will provide 64 rental units that we have a limited supply of, will serve seniors exclusively, and will increase our affordable housing. It sends a positive message for seniors and demonstrates Sudbury’ commitment to diversity in our housing stock.”

A short series of speeches followed a breakfast reception, and included Marvin Siflinger, board president for B’nai B’rith Housing, and State Senator Jamie Eldridge, who also cochairs the Joint Committee on Housing. Other guests included Robert Gallery, Massachusetts President of Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Barbara Fields, Regional Administrator of U.S. Housing and Urban Development; and Aaron Gornstein, state Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development.

Shandana Mufti can be reached at shandana.mufti@globe.com.

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