City

Norwell

Project Type

Rental

Year Completed

2019

Project Info

Herring Brook Hill at 40 River Street was the former Town of Norwell Police Station, which was declared surplus in 2014. In 2015 the Norwell Community Housing Trust met with residents and obtained, through Town Meeting, an agreement to commit $1 million in Community Preservation Act and other local funds towards the redevelopment of the site as affordable housing for seniors age 60+.

The project was awarded, via a competitive Request for Proposals process to Metro West CD in March 2016. A comprehensive permit to build 18 units of rental housing was awarded in July 2017 and all financing was secured and closed on in September 2018. Funding support came from the Commonwealth’s Dept. of Housing and Community Development, CEDAC, the Town of Norwell, MassHousing and Eastern Bank.

In addition to having many “senior-friendly” amenities the site has an electric vehicle charging station and solar panels. The on-site property management is provided by CAN Management.