HANSON, MASSACHUSETTS – Dakota Partners recently completed construction on Depot Village in Hanson, Massachusetts, delivering the first family-affordable housing development to this area. Depot Village will provide much-needed, quality housing for an underserved and growing population whose household income is typically between 60% and 120% of the median area income.
“MassHousing was pleased to be part of bringing 48 new affordable rental homes to Hanson, which will offer quality housing and economic opportunity to the individuals and families who will live there,” said MassHousing Executive Director, Chrystal Kornegay. “Congratulations to Dakota Partners and the town of Hanson on creating this new affordable housing resource for residents in the community.”
Depot Village was designed to Passive House standards, a performance-based certification that focuses on dramatic reduction of energy use for heating and cooling. An early adopter, Dakota is one of the nation’s most active Passive House developers of affordable housing with close to a dozen projects currently under construction or in development.
Like many Dakota communities, Depot Village is transit-oriented – located just steps from the MBTA commuter rail stop, which is Hanson’s only available form of public transportation. The station is accessible via a lighted path and a new 25-foot footbridge built by Dakota. The community features 48 affordable rental units in a single building design in a classic New England vernacular architecture, consisting of 12 one-bedroom apartments, 31 two-bedroom apartments and 5 three-bedroom apartments. It is also within walking distance from several small retail and service amenities along Route 27.
As a real estate developer and builder, Dakota Partners develops affordable, workforce and market-rate housing communities across New England, New York and the mid-Atlantic states. According to Affordable Housing Finance, Dakota is a the 40th largest affordable housing developer in the United States. At the core of every project is Dakota’s mission to create housing that matters – to residents, the community, and the environment.