Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Port Landing opens its doors today, residents move in, community is built

Today at Port Landing, the first residents move in. Since they broke ground on the project a year ago, developers Sean Hope and Jason Korb have turned a sandy, vacant lot with a long, painful history on Harvard Street in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge into twenty units of affordable housing in a city that so desperately needs it.

It's been a long road for the team, but people finally will be moving in to the building they built. Sean and Jason should be understandably proud of their accomplishment. They are providing much needed housing, but they are also building community. I, for one, wish congratulations to them both.

Yesterday I had the chance to spend some time over at Port Landing and I snapped these photos. I share them with you here.

Port Landing, as seen from Harvard Street

Final preparations

Port Landing, the view from Moore Street

Port Landing

Port Landing

The view down Harvard Street

Sean Hope and Jason Korb team up to deliver affordable housing in Cambridge

One of the units

 As I mentioned, on September 21, 2015, they broke ground on this project. Here is the photo I took and the post I wrote about them then:

September 21, 2015 groundbreaking. The team contemplates the project that will be.
I just want to take a moment to recognize Sean Hope and Jason Korb -- two people making a difference in Cambridge. Today, they celebrated the groundbreaking for Port Landing, twenty units of affordable housing they will deliver on a site that had a long, checkered past in the Area 4 neighborhood. It's nice to see a new generation, firmly rooted in this city and committed to addressing its challenges, who are bringing positive change and making a real difference in the lives of everyday people. Congratulations to them both.