ULI Boston - The Kenzi at Bartlett Station


2023-03-16T12:00:00 - 2023-03-16T13:00:00

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    Standard Pricing Until March 14 Members Non-Members
    Private $65.00 $90.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $50.00 $70.00
    Retired $40.00 N/A
    Student $30.00 $40.00
    Under Age 35 $40.00 $55.00
    Late Pricing Begins March 15
    Private $80.00 $110.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $65.00 $90.00
    Retired $55.00 N/A
    Student $45.00 $60.00
    Under Age 35 $55.00 $75.00
    This is a virtual event

    The Kenzi is a Passive House, five-story, 50-unit affordable senior housing development at the heart of Bartlett Station in Roxbury. The project is the next phase of a LEED ND master plan to transform a former MBTA bus yard into a thriving mixed-use, mixed-income community. The mix of 1- and 2-bedroom units are designed to provide a high-quality, accessible option for neighborhood residents to age in place in their own community while also leaving a light carbon footprint. The project seeks to push the design stereotypes of affordable housing and 55+ living with a fresh and engaging design both inside and out.

    With an eye toward the Carbon Free Boston 2050 plan, the PHIUS+ Passive House standard implemented on the project emphasizes high occupant comfort with low energy consumption. With our team of building science experts, we have fine-tuned the overall building envelope to provide proper insulation without over-insulating, balanced the ventilation for continuous fresh air, and ensured airtightness from the envelope to the unit to keep conditioned air from leaking. These strategies combine for a reduced EUI and long-term comfort for the tenants.

    While maintaining top notch building performance, we aim to break expectations of what a Passive House looks like, using shifts in the building mass that allude to the dynamism of the surrounding neighborhood. A warm and vibrant color palette brings excitement to the street, while raw materials and sunlit corridors bring that warmth indoors. The level of finish aims to provide dignity and quality of life that is not typically found in an affordable project type.

    Bartlett Station Senior Housing will include a 1,200 SF community art gallery space on the ground floor; shared meeting and appointment space; laundry; community room cafe; resident garden; and 17 covered parking spaces. The project will include new landscaped areas accessible to the public, as well as a private terrace overlooking the adjacent plaza.

    Join us as we explore this amazing project!



    Gregory Minott

    Managing Principal, DREAM Collaborative

    Greg Minott is co-founder and Managing Principal at DREAM Collaborative – a Boston-based, MBE architectural and planning firm. With a background in architecture, planning and real estate development, he specializes in inclusive design and planning for community-driven, urban mixed-use projects. He is originally from Mandeville, Jamaica. Greg moved to the U.S. in 1999 and earned dual Master’s degrees in Architecture and Infrastructure Planning at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Greg served as the 2021 President of the Boston Society for Architecture. He is a member of BosNOMA, serves on the Board of Trustees for Hearth Inc. and was appointed to the ULI Boston Housing and Economic Development Council and Mayor Wu’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) Technical Advisory Committee formed last year. He is regularly invited to speak on issues in design, sustainability, equity, diversity, inclusion and urban development. The AIA has recognized Greg’s significant contributions to more livable communities and better-connected neighborhoods.


    Sara Kudra

    Affordable Housing Director, DREAM Collaborative

    Sara Kudra is a talented architect and Affordable Housing Director at DREAM. Sara utilizes technical understanding of budget, materials and code to engender beautiful design outcomes. Sara is a registered architect with significant experience working on mixed-use developments and residential projects throughout New England. Motivated by a commitment to shape her community in a socially and environmentally responsible way, Sara thrives in creating and imagining elegant and relevant solutions to complicated design problems. Sara holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design. She is a member of the Boston Society for Architecture, and is the Co-chair of the BSA Housing Committee. Sara actively participates in both local and industry workshops and events, recently completing the Passive House training course, and receiving an award as the Boston Mayor on Main, Four Corners Volunteer of the Year.


    Charlie Dirac

    Preservation of Affordable Housing

    Charlie Dirac is a Senior Project Manager at Preservation of Affordable Housing, working on acquisitions and development and redevelopments of affordable multifamily properties. He has worked on several phases of some of POAH’s largest and most complicated real estate transactions including two in Boston - Flat 9 at Whittier (a CHOICE-funded project) and The Loop at Mattapan Station, a mixed-income, mixed-use, transit-oriented development. He has focused on acquisition strategy, financial structuring, project budgeting and development oversight including: financial modeling for project development and operating budgets; identification and implementation of pre-development financing; securing all necessary project entitlements; assembly of project development teams and management of design and construction activities. Charlie previously served as a Project Manager for POAH and Development Director for Dakota Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Lawrence University.