Project Type


Year Completed

In Development

Project Info

Metro West CD and the Natick Affordable Housing Trust participated in the CHAPA/FHLB Affordable Housing Competition in 2020 and the student team won first prize!


“Wilson Gardens” was proposed to be 48 units of rental housing for veterans.  Our programming and design approach was tailored to serve veterans with diverse needs. The residence was proposed to be situated adjacent to an accessible, contemplative garden transformed from an underused open space. Wilson Gardens would uniquely forge a multi-generational community benefiting veterans across different stages in life: recently discharged veterans receive advice and guidance from seasoned veterans, and older residents enjoy the vibrancy of families with children. Communal terraces at each floor overlooking the garden would encourage interactions between residents, a key feature of the innovative model. The proposal would create 100% affordable housing development catering to veterans who earn 30% or 60% of the area median income. With fully accessible and visitable units of varying sizes, Wilson Gardens would accommodate veterans of all physical abilities and family structures while serving those who seek to age in place.


Take a look at the full proposal.


This proposal was created for a student competition and is not in active development.