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20th Anniversary Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter
December 2017 Newsletter
February 2017 Newsletter
November 2016 Newsletter
March 2016 Newsletter
June 2015 Newsletter
November 2014 Newsletter 

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CREW Boston 2016 ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

We are proud to congratulate Lynne Sweet for winning the CREW Boston 2016 ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for Entrepreneur of the year! Lynne is pictured standing second from the right with the other recipients of the 2016 CREW Boston Achievement Awards.

20150428_121834(0)MAPS Senior Housing Forum in Lowell

LDS Consulting Group, LLC conducted a series of six public forums on behalf of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) to hear the questions and thoughts about senior housing and service needs from members of its community. In addition, LDS conducted an on line survey including a mailing to 1,000 MAPS contacts.

LDS Publications 

Case Study: Affordable Housing and Real Estate Tax Assessing
A New Approach to Fiscal Impact Studies
LDS Senior Housing NCHMA White paper
Need Among Veterans for Affordable Housing, Services

Industry Resources

Building for the Middle: Housing Greater Boston’s Workforce
Out of Reach, No Refuge for Low Income Renters
The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019
The State of the Nation’s Housing 2019

New Projects

2018-Present – 40B Consultant to Cedar Place, LLC – Proposed 17-unit rental development in Wellesley, MA.  LDS prepared the project eligibility/site approval application, which was submitted in November 2018. LDS also prepared a brief market study and financial analysis. The project received its project eligibility letter (“PEL”) from MassHousing on March 29, 2019. On April 17, 2019, it filed for a comprehensive permit with the Wellesley Zoning Board of Appeals and closed the public hearings on December 17, 2019.  It was granted a comprehensive permit on January 27, 2020, and the decision was not appealed.

Affirmative Fair Marketing and Resident Selections Plans

  • 20 Unit Rental, Guild Street, Norwood, MA 40R
  • 27 Unit Condominium Simon, Newton, MA Special Permit/ LIP
  • 20 Unit Condominium, California Street, Newton, MA Special Permit/ LIP
  • 140 Unit Rental, Washington Square, Newton, MA Special Permit/LIP
  • 7 Unit Condominium, Walnut Street, Newton, MA Special Permit/LIP
  • 46 Rental Units, Langley Road, Newton, MA Special Permit/LIP