Late Fall 2021
1627 Mass Ave was last used by Lesley University for admissions processing and administration.
Historic building at 1627 Mass Ave to be repurposed for new affordable housing: shorturl.at/CLQU9
HRI acquired 1627 Mass Ave in August of 2022.
Mar, 15, 2023
HRI previewed initial designs for the renovation of the Saunders mansion and construction of a 6 story building on the rear parking lot. We heard questions and comments from neighbors, and will be preparing our submission to the Cambridge Planning Board with their feedback.
May, 08, 2023
The Cambridge City Council voted unanimously to grant the Saunders House (1627 Mass Ave) a Cambridge Landmark Designation based on the Cambridge Historical Commission's report.
Jul, 18, 2023
The City of Cambridge Planning Board reviewed project plans and specifications and provided design feedback with input from neighbors.
Dec, 05, 2023
HRI will present our updated design, which incorporates many comments we heard from neighbors, the city, and the Planning Board.