DHK is designing a new mixed use development for Alinea Capital Partners, featuring housing and commercial space in downtown New Bedford. Named 10@8th for the development’s new address on 8th Street, the project is walking distance from New Bedford City Hall, courthouse and library, as well as restaurants and stores.
The development, which recently received final planning and zoning approvals, will include 52 units of mixed income and affordable housing, and is located on the former site of the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles. The new five story building will be LEED-certifiable.
A combination of capital sources from the Federal ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) and the City of New Bedford, as well as Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits are being used to finance the housing.
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell celebrated the City’s receipt of $11+million in Federal ARPA funding at an event in June which is being used for new affordable housing in the City. Alinea Capital Partners was one of five successful applicants to receive the ARPA and public funds through the City’s Housing Expansion Initiative.
The new 10@8th development will be constructed just as the South Coast Rail project is also under construction. The Rail project will restore passenger rail service between New Bedford, the South Coast, and Boston, and the first New Bedford station is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.
In addition to DHK Architects, Inc. the design team is composed of the following firms:
Thornton Tomasetti | Structural Engineering
Wozny/Barbar & Associates | MEP/FP Engineering
Gale Associates | Civil Engineering