South Weymouth, Massachusetts
20 Unit Affordable Housing Development
Project Cost: $6.0 million
Torrey Woods is a 20-unit affordable housing development for working families and seniors in a heavily wooded area off Pond Street in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. Torrey Woods was developed as a collaboration with South Suburban Affordable Housing, Inc. to provide more affordable housing to the community. The apartment complex is convenient to Main Street’s commercial district and incorporates numerous energy efficiency strategies including a solar thermal system for hot water.
Despite support from the Town of Weymouth, the proposed project faced a contentious permitting process. Ultimately, the Conservation Commission requirements were met, including construction of a sidewalk along the access road to connect to the existing town sidewalk and measures to deal with stormwater volume.