Anchor Point I & II, Beverly – Family Housing (77 Units) & The Lighthouse Center

The Anchor Point vision:

  • 77 two & three-bedroom family apartments (built in two phases: Phase 1 and Phase 2)
  • All affordable (must be income-eligible)
  • 15 units reserved for homeless families
  • Resident services available on-site
  • Case Management on-site
  • Will add to the tax base of Beverly

To be located in Beverly, Anchor Point will be comprised of 77 affordable two- and three-bedroom apartments for families; 15 units (20%) will be set aside for homeless families, in response to the needs identified by the Mayors’ Regional Homelessness Task Force. (With the Mayors’ Task Force, an innovative regional approach, the cities of Beverly, Salem, and Peabody entered into an MOU to each increase housing for homeless families and individuals.)

Acting proactively to encourage the creation of new affordable housing, the City of Beverly voted to designate the site as a 40R district. This zoning designation allows for multi-family housing to be built, while simultaneously providing for incentive payments from the State to benefit the City.

The Anchor Point Community is new construction on a previously vacant lot. The project includes two residential buildings and The Lighthouse Center, a community building/education center, to be the “heart” of the Anchor Point Community. The Lighthouse Center will provide on-site day care, space for after-school programming, adult education, health programming and more. A variety of outdoor and recreational spaces are to be incorporated, such as playing field, community gardens, playgrounds, and more. All parking will be provided on-site, and the buildings will be solar ready.

Residency is chosen by lottery for qualified applicants.


Beverly Village for Living & the Arts (BVLA), Beverly – Supportive Senior Housing (85 Units)

For further information on CoUrbanize and its place with BVLA, please visit their site here

Harborlight will be working with Development Partner Beacon Communities to create Beverly Village for Living and the Arts (BVLA).

BVLA will have 85 affordable, supportive senior apartments and 6 Live/Work Artist Studios with shared common areas and on-site property manager, maintenance supervisor, and resident services coordinator. Spaces to be shared with the broader Beverly Community include the turf-bowl, grass fields, and the restored theater. Artist spaces will also be available.

This will be a historically sensitive, state-of-the-art, and LEED Silver Certified building.

For more information, please see this article.

Granite Street Crossing, Rockport – Family & Senior Housing (23 Units)

Harborlight proposes to transform 5 Granite Street, the site of a former greenhouse operation, into 23 units of affordable multi-generational housing. Granite Street Crossing will redevelop the vacant site into vibrant new housing, within walking distance to the town’s commuter rail stop as well as downtown shops, parks, and amenities.

Working closely with the neighbors of 5 Granite Street, Harborlight was able to ensure that they were engaged in the project design and could voice concerns and suggestions. This collaborative effort resulted in not only necessary permitting approvals, but with the full support of project abutters – even attending public meetings in support of the project.

The project has been thoughtfully designed to fit within the existing residential neighborhood. Granite Street Crossing will be transit-oriented, service enriched, multi-generational housing. We hope to create a model of multi-site supportive housing, building on the existing base of units at Pigeon Cove Ledges and Rockport High School Apartments to bring services to all three buildings.

  • 17 Supportive senior units in one building
  • 6 Family townhouses
  • Resident services available to all residents
  • Will add to the tax base of the Rockport community

Maple Woods, Wenham – Senior Housing (45 Units)

Harborlight is proposing to build affordable, senior housing for people over the age of 62 in Wenham. The community will encompass 45 units in total, and will offer the same enrichment services offered in other Harborlight senior properties. This project had been under appeal until early 2019; with an agreement reached and the appeal process concluded, Harborlight is looking forward to moving this project to fruition. Maple Woods also allows Wenham to reach the state-mandated 10% threshold for 40B housing.

  • 45 units in this beautiful & tranquil setting
  • 3.5 acres at 62 Maple Street
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which is a green building rating program
  • On-site property manager & service coordinator
  • Supportive services for seniors and on-site enrichment program (art classes, author talks, holiday celebrations)
  • Van service to shopping and other activities