Port Landing, an affordable housing development in The Port neighborhood of Cambridge within walking distance of Kendall Square, Central Square, and Inman Square, is the newest addition to the Trinity Management portfolio. Newly built and completed in the autumn of 2016, the building inside and out is modern, sleek and cool. Modern lighting, open floor plans, large windows, contemporary kitchens and baths, and garage parking all add to the attractiveness. Transit is readily available, as are parks, restaurants, cultural venues, great medical facilities, terrific schools, and much more.
Capstone Communities, LLC and Hope Real Estate Enterprises LLC joined forces to build this 20 unit building. Twelve units are geared to people earning 60 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), 6 units for those earning 50 percent of AMI, and 2 units for those earning 30 percent or less of AMI. There are 4 one-bedroom units, 13 two-bedroom units, and 3 three-bedroom units. The MassHousing Blog of October 2015 notes that a market-rate three-bedroom apartment rents for about $6,000 a month; the three-bedroom units at Port Landing rent for about one-third of that.
This section of Cambridge was called Area 4 beginning with 1950 census — one of 13 statistical zones delineated by city officials. All the others also had real names, like Cambridgeport, the real name for Area 5. Therefore, Area 4 residents petitioned the city for a change back to the historic name, The Port. This was done in 2015. The developers of Port Landing, therefore, chose a name that complements the neighborhood — one that graciously affirms the past while embracing the advances of the modern age.
There are no apartments available at this time and there is an extensive waiting list. Please call for more information.