12 Trinity Terrace, Dorchester, MA
Property Manager: Luz Vazquez
Residents of Trinity Terrace in the Four Corners section of Dorchester enjoy spacious apartments, attractively landscaped grounds, a relaxing park and an easy trek into the rest of the great city of Boston.
The development, which opened in 2004 on what had been 21 litter-strewn parcels of land, is geared to people earning up to 60 percent of area median income. The wood-frame townhouse buildings feature gabled roofs and lovely landscaping, including a park. The kitchens and bathrooms feature up-to-date, energy efficient fixtures. It also includes an historic building at 214-217 Washington Street, which was restored and includes commercial/retail space on the first floor.
There are 3 one-bedroom apartments, 28 two-bedroom apartments and 23 three-bedroom apartments in the townhouses, and 8 one-bedrooms in the historic building, for a total of 62 apartments. The townhomes all have washer and dryer hookups. The historic building has a laundry room.
The development has a Community Center with a kitchen. The residents gather there for social occasions, and there, too, are offered after-school and summer programs.
“I am proud to be here today to help cut the ribbon on this important project that has contributed to the transformation of this neighborhood,” said Mayor Thomas Menino at the official ribbon cutting in 2004.
The mayor that day also dedicated the park to Mary E. James, a longtime resident of the neighborhood and supporter of the new development who died soon after construction began.
The community will become a cooperative after 15 years