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Goddard House in Jamaica Plain to be remade as residences

Goddard House in Jamaica Plain.Tamir Kalifa for The Boston Globe/File/Boston Globe

Goddard House, a Jamaica Plain nursing home that closed in 2012, will be redeveloped as 169 residential units, according to the developers.

Real estate developers Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates said Friday that they plan to buy and redevelop the former nursing home, which closed in September 2012 because of financial pressures. The developers didn’t say whether the property would be condominiums or rental apartments, and a spokeswoman for the project wouldn’t reveal a price because the sale has yet to close.

The project will consist of 108 units in the former nursing home and 61 units in a new building to be put up on the site. It is a collaboration between the brothers Mike Samuels, who leads Eden Properties along with Noah Maslan, and Steven Samuels, whose firm Samuels & Associates has built several major projects in the Fenway.


Goddard House still operates a senior assisted-living facility in Brookline, but the closure of its Jamaica Plain facility led to criticism from some residents and neighbors.

“We were pleased to identify a developer who shared our commitment to preserving the historic Goddard building,” said Elizabeth Molodovsky, Chair of the Board of Goddard House, in a statement. “The combined Eden and Samuels team also understood the importance of engaging the community on this project.”

Few other details were contained in the project’s letter of intent, which all major projects must file with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The developers said they planned to submit more details to city officials in August.

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