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Over the next 18 months, we’re planning to move 3LPlace into a multigenerational, inclusive community, called Powder House for Somerville, that’s developing now.

Our partners in this development are some of the most visionary educators and urban planners in the nation.

Everything about the Powder House project is consistent with the mission of 3LPlace.

3LPlace and its members, while continuing to grow the wonderful program we’ve developed, would join a vibrant, dynamic and collaborative community that includes opportunities for learning and relationship-building.

The plan is for our members to share flex spaces and activities with local artists, students in a maker-focused innovation academy, and resident seniors in a Collaborative Living Project. We’ve received funding from the Grousbeck Family Foundation to support this expansion, and from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation to create a sophisticated sensory gym as part of our Powder House life skills learning studio.

We are excited about the opportunity this environment presents to foster and elevate our ability to support active, meaningful participation in the broader community for adults with developmental challenges.

3LPlace staff, board members and members on a tour of the Powder House Studios site just before construction began.

3LPlace members, board members and staff joined Powder House Studio innovation academy creators for a tour of the site, after demolition and just prior to construction.

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