Ground Broken For Veteran Housing In Boston

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Ground was broken on a much anticipated housing complex for veterans, being built by brighton Marine in partnership with Winn Companies.

"This will be the biggest veterans housing development of its kind in Boston since the end of world war," said Mayor Walsh.

After 4 years of planning, crews will finally begin construction on more than 100 units of housing for low and middle income veterans. Gilbert Winn, CEO of Winn Companies, says there were a lot of questions to be answered concerning this project.

"Could we have studios all the way to 3 bedrooms? could we have extremely low income veterans alongside veterans earning up to $100,000 dollars? it's really in my opinion never been done on this scale and in this type of atmosphere, in a private public partnership," he said.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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