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    Apartments near Adams Park almost ready

    17sobrfquincy - A model unit in 215 Adams, site of 47 new apartments. Marina Bay Management has overseen the complete renovation of a former nursing home near Adams National Historical Park into studio, one- and two-bedroom units. (Brian Doherty)
    Brian Doherty
    215 Adams, now with 47 new apartments, used to be a nursing home.

    One of the most pastoral landscapes in Quincy is getting some new neighbors.

    Construction workers are putting finishing touches on 47 new apartments in the former William B. Rice Eventide nursing home, a sprawling building near the Adams National Historical Park and the Old House at Peace field.

    The newly branded complex, now called 215 Adams, has been completely gutted down to the bricks, and new floor plans have been devised.


    Developer Peter O’Connell and his team at Marina Bay Management took ownership of the property in October 2016 and have turned it into apartments of various sizes — from small studios to large two-bedrooms, designed with empty-nesters in mind, as well as those looking for a more moderate price point.

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    Rents for new apartments in Quincy have approached $2,800, and O’Connell saw an opening in the market for something more affordable, said project manager Paul Graf.

    Rents for these units range from $1,200 for studios to $2,500 for two-bedroom units, which include utilities and parking, and they average 425 square feet. After the first open house, about 30 percent of the units had been rented.

    Graf said he hopes to have city approvals for occupancy by Oct. 1.

    The stretch of Adams Street where 215 Adams sits is mostly open space, which the developer is using to entice would-be renters. Some units have views of Furnace Brook, some will look out onto the property’s planned community garden, and some feature private patios.


    The building sits next to 205 Adams St., a two-acre parcel the city recently purchased with Community Preservation Act funds. A house on the property that had fallen into disrepair was torn down by the city, and the land will be preserved as open space, according to a letter Mayor Thomas P. Koch sent to neighbors in March.

    17sobrfquincy - The former William B. Rice Eventide Nursing home has been transformed into 47 apartment units at 215 Adams St. in Quincy. Marina Bay Management is marketing the property to people 55 and older, but the rentals are open to anyone. (Craig White)
    Craig White
    A model unit at 215 Adams.

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