Temple Street 

Somerville Community Corporation (SCC)

SCC acquired a site in the Winter Hill Neighborhood to develop 15 affordable condominiums. The Narrow Gate assisted SCC in conducting an intensive community review process during the planning and design of the project, which was permitted as a "friendly 40B" project. The design involved a detailed urban design analysis, provisions for historic commemoration of the site and immediate neighborhood, and inclusion of many sustainable design features.



  • On-site stormwater management
  • Construction waste management plan
  • Use of recycled building materials
  • Reduced use of PVC materials
  • Energy Star certification

East Somerville


"Temple Street"

a poem by Julie Brady, homebuyer, 65 Temple Street, Somerville


housing commission

important mission

thanks to thee


and lottery luck

now unstuck

a new zip code

a new first home

construction complete


revitalized temple street

beautiful buildings

north + south

on winter hill


bright opportunity

coordinated carefully

designed thoughtfully

executed gracefully

with all the amenities

for families

with full hearts

starting fresh starts

charting a society

friendship is free

and making an association

a unique creation

a community