Rep. Stanley Supports Efforts to Redevelop Leland Home into Affordable Housing
In a letter to Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Jennifer Maddox, Rep. Stanley expressed his support of 2Life’s proposal to redevelop the former Leland Home rest home (21 Newton Street in Waltham, MA) into 68 affordable apartments for seniors in the Waltham Community. There is a tremendous need in the Waltham community for more affordable housing for our older adults. The City will provide $6 million in CPA funding.
Located next to the Waltham Senior Center and the commercially diverse corridor along Main Street, this apartment community will allow residents to age in place. 2Life plans on including the highest standards of universal design, adaptability, resiliency, and sustainability in Leland Home redevelopment to enable new residents to remain there regardless of physical ability as they age. The ground Village Center features flexible spaces for fitness and wellness activities, arts, and culture programs, communal dining programs and community events.