Representing Dakota’s first affordable housing community, Whitman Woods offers 96 high-quality two-bedroom apartment homes to families in the Merrimack Valley. Located in a wooded setting just minutes from Routes 3 and 495, Whitman Woods offers convenient access to area schools and universities, businesses, and recreation activities, as well as to abundant shopping and dining options.
Whitman Woods was completed in two phases between 2010 and 2012. The first phase of construction, which consisted of three three-story buildings, was delivered in 2010. Its 72 units were fully leased within six months. The fourth building, adding an additional 24 units, was completed in Feburary 2011 and fully leased within three months.
Constructed using modular technology, units feature spacious floor plans, bedrooms with walk-in closets, well-appointed kitchens with Energy Star appliances, and air conditioning. Some units feature balconies, patios, or decks. Community amenities also include laundry facilities within each building, a playground, community garden, basketball court and dog park.
Completion: 2010; 2011
Total Development Costs: $24 million
Financing Partners: Bank of America, MA Housing Partnership, MA DHCD, Boston Capital
Financing: LIHTC, Affordable Housing Trust, Priority Development Fund