NEI General Contracting Breaks Ground on Morton Station Village

Transit-oriented development in Mattapan will create 40 units of mixed-income housing

NEI General Contracting, an award-winning general contractor firm, announced today that it recently broke ground on the Morton Station Village in Mattapan, Mass. Created by the Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD) and the Archdiocese of Boston’s Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA), the new development will include a 34,000 SF, four-story building with 40 units of mixed-income, mixed tenure housing, and the Steven P. Odom Serenity Garden on the former site of a Boston Police Department station. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023.

“Like the Planning Office, NEI is committed to creating quality affordable housing developments, improving the conditions and quality of life for their residents,” said Bill Grogan, president of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. “Morton Station Village will re-activate a long-vacant site, bringing both affordable housing and green space to the heart of Mattapan through our partnership with local organization Caribbean Integration Community Development.”

Designed by Davis Square Architects, the development consists of 28 affordable rental apartments; and 12 affordable condominium units for households with incomes of 80% area median income (AMI) to 100% AMI. Located adjacent to the Morton Street MBTA commuter rail station on the Fairmount Line in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, Morton Station Village will provide critically needed affordable housing opportunities and will revitalize the neighborhood by bringing new economic and social investment to the area.

At the groundbreaking ceremony on May 20, 2022, Cardinal Sean O’Malley said, “Certainly, the homelessness and lack of affordable housing are two great challenges we face as a community. Our communities will be stronger when they show respect for the dignity of all people. Morton Station Village will provide residents safe, affordable housing in Mattapan.”

Current City Councilor Brian Worrell called it a great example of working with local stakeholders to make a project better. “The community’s authorship on this site will be seen inside and outside the building,” he said. “I want to encourage all future developers to take note and build off the model of Morton Station Village.”

The building will be located adjacent to the new 8,000 SF Steven P. Odom Serenity Garden, honoring the late 13-year-old Dorchester resident who was tragically murdered while walking home in 2007.

The project team includes:

  • Owner/Developer: Morton Station Village LLC, Morton Station Homeownership LLC c/o Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. and Caribbean Integration Community Development
  • Architect: Davis Square Architects
  • Construction Manager: NEI General Contracting
  • Civil Engineer: Horsley Witten Group
  • Structural Engineer: Souza, True & Partners
  • MEP/FP Engineer: BLW Engineers
  • Landscape Architect: RBLA Design LLC
  • Owner Representative: WaypointKLA, Inc.

About NEI General Contracting

NEI is a privately held company committed to affordable housing with extensive experience in ground-up, moderate rehab, elderly, veteran, historic rehab, historic tax credit and tax credit projects. Providing a full spectrum of general contracting and construction management services to clients throughout the United States.

NEI has three regional offices, to help better serve its clients: Boston to serve the Northeast, Florida to serve the Southeast, and Texas to serve the Southwest.

Founded in 1998 on the principles of integrity, diligence, and building for good, we have opened the door to over 20,000 newly homed and hopeful families, giving them a chance for a better quality of life.  We’re building for good because everyone deserves a good home. We’re building for good because that’s the right way to do it. For more information, please visit