Notre Dame Education Center and All Saints LLC have an agreement to build a new education facility and 55 units of housing at 200 Old Colony Ave. the present site of the education center today and directly across from the Washington Village Development site in South Boston.
More than 500 adults annually take advantage of both day and evening classes at Notre Dame Education Center. NDEC has two departments, Adult Education Services and Youth Education Services. Learn more at www.ndecboston.org.
A majority of the Center’s students walk from the surrounding neighborhoods and/or take public transportation. Once construction is completed Notre Dame Education Center Inc. will own and operate this nearly 10,000 sq. ft. ground level facility. “We are delighted to have this unique opportunity to work with All Saints LLC to redevelop our building,” said Mary Rose Durante, Esq., Executive Director and CEO of Notre Dame Education Center. “The new building means that adults and young adults in the South Boston community will be able to receive our high-quality education and support services for years to come.”
NDEC Board member, Sr. Susan Thornell, SND, added, “Over the past 25 years, NDEC has furthered the exceptional educational standards of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. To know that tradition will continue in a state-of-the-art building is a real blessing.”
In addition, 55 units of housing will be built on site of which 17% of the housing units will be affordable and available in an open lottery. Parking will be provided on site and underground.
Public meetings will be held to ensure neighborhood impacts would be addressed and that abutters, neighbors and users of the education center will have a chance to voice their concerns and support.
Former District City Councilor Bill Linehan is working with All Saints LLC through fruition on this development. “It is my intention to work with neighbors and the school to see that the Sisters of Notre Dame’s 150-year legacy of contribution to South Boston remains viable and impactful for decades to come.” said Bill Linehan.