19 Porter Street

19 Porter Street, Lynn, MA

2Life Communities | Lynn, MA

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About This Project

2Life Communities is thrilled to present our 19 Porter Street Redevelopment project, an amazing opportunity to support aging in community by building 114 apartments of service-enriched housing affordable for seniors in Lynn, MA. 2Life Communities’ proposal to replace the Thurgood Marshall Middle School building with much-needed affordable senior housing and a vibrant set of community resources in this pivotal location in Lynn demonstrates our deep experience in developing and managing homes for low-income seniors. 

Located four miles away from 2Life’s Solimine House development on the former Union Hospital property, the Porter Street project presents yet another opportunity to expand access to critical health care services through co-location of affordable senior housing and a comprehensive health and wellness program that helps frail extremely low-income seniors meet their health care needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home.

2Life proposes to build a three-story building at Porter Street with three “legs” interspersed with courtyards. The new building will feature common spaces with a welcoming residential entry and extensive program spaces for residents and community members. Surface parking will be located behind the new building and designed to maximize outdoor green space.

  • 100% affordable to households with incomes up to 60% Area Median Income, except for 2 apartments reserved for 24 hours on-call, live-in staff.
  • Highly efficient, sustainable and resilient building designed to Passive House standards, bringing improved heath, economic and environmental benefits to our residents and addressing the important objective of reducing our carbon footprint.
  • The project is designed to the highest standards of universal design (especially in bathrooms and kitchens) to allow residents to remain in their apartments regardless of their physical ability that often changes as people age.
  • The ground floor Village Center includes flexible spaces for fitness and wellness activities, arts and culture programs, space for communal meals and other community events -- the hallmark of all 2Life communities.
  • Home to a unique healthcare program targeted to frail low-income older adults that offers community-based health and home care services.
  • The design maximizes open space to provide an opportunity for residents to enjoy time outside with a large courtyard and open space with walking paths and seating areas.

Architect: PCA/Prellwitz Chilinski Associates Inc. 
Civil Engineer/Landscape Architect: Stantec
Legal: Klein Hornig LLP
General Contractor: TBD

Starting in 2023, 2Life has been engaging with neighbors of the Porter Street project and is committed to maintaining an ongoing conversation about our plans and progress. On May 7, 2Life held a neighborhood meeting on to discuss project updates. The slides we presented at this meeting can be found here.

In the fall of 2023, 2Life was pleased to meet with neighbors at the new Thurgood Marshall Middle School and on Zoom. The slides we presented at these meetings can be found here. We welcome your feedback and look forward to continuing our conversation as our design and program progresses. 

Overall Schedule 

Estimated Start

Estimated Completion

Community engagement, program, and design,  site plan review

Fall 2023


Complete Design and Assemble Financing 

Fall 2024

End of 2025

Building Construction


End of 2027

Marketing and Occupancy

Fall 2027


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