86 Dummer Street features 32 new units of affordable rental housing for the Brookline Housing Authority. The project was the largest such development in Brookline in over 35 years.
The energy-efficient, wood-frame building was built above a new, underground parking garage and forms a quadrangle with the existing Trustman Apartments. The new layout features an accessible courtyard that includes landscaped green space, play structures and a basketball court. Low-income families, senior citizens and people with disabilities enjoy the spacious one, two and three-bedroom units, many with a lovely view of the Boston skyline.
Colantonio self-performed the sitework, carpentry and millwork, which helped control the cost and quality of the work.