B’nai B’rith Housing was selected by the Swampscott Board of Selectmen to redevelop The Machon Elementary School into 38 one-bedroom units of senior affordable rental housing.
Active Lifetyle Facilities
Community room, library/screening room, fitness center.
Programming & Services
Onsite service coordinator; social, cultural and healthy lifestyle activities; connections to community providers, local organizations and congregations.
All units are handicap accessible or adaptable, including an elevator to all floors.
Preservation & Quality New Construction
Preserves the original 1920’s building and replaces the 1963 addition.
Landscaping & Open Space
Landscaped site design emphasizing a strong green connection between the site, the neighborhood, and public open space.
Age restricted to seniors of low and moderate income, with 70% of units prioritized for Swampscott residents as allowed by law and regulation. Initial selection to be done by lottery.
Financial Benefits to the Town
A ground lease so the town retains ownership with an upfront payment of $500,000
Additional $50,000 for off site improvements
Real estate taxes paid annually to town