The construction is the start of The Coolidge at Sudbury, a 64-unit rental community for seniors and older adults, ages 55 and older.
In September 2011, the Sudbury Zoning Board of Appeals approved a comprehensive permit for B’nai B’rith Housing New England.
On Aug. 30, the permit was certified after the period for appealing the permit ended without challenge.
The Coolidge at Sudbury is located at 189 Boston Post Road.The plan aims to provide a housing alternative that does not currently exist in Sudbury – an affordable rental option for Sudbury residents as well as seniors who may relocate to be closer to family members.
At a May 2012 hearing, Selectman Bob Haard voiced concerns over the location of the housing.
Sudbury Selectman Bob Haarde said although this will allow the town to reach it's mandate of 10 percent affordable housing, the location of the project will be an issue.
"That intersection is already problematic," Haarde said. "There's a lot of housing units going in on top of that intersection. It’s only because of 40B that something like this is possible."
Also that day, the Patrick-Murray Administration announced $2.3 million in DHCD housing subsidies and $903,519 in state and federal low-income housing tax credits for The Coolidge. The project is part of a $105 million statewide investment that will build or preserve 2,196 housing units and create an estimated 3,000 construction jobs across Massachusetts.
The project is named after the original owners of the property, who built on the land in the early 1800s.