Knit the neighborhood back together.
Create a new line of connection along Bunker Hill Street with active storefronts, landscaping, and a restored street grid.
Tell Charlestown's story.
Layer the site's rich history into landscape architecture and cultural programming.
Reflect Charlestown's character with architecture.
Complement fine-grained urban fabric with historic sensitivty and multiple architects working to create design variety on each block.
Create a safe, walkable, and inviting neighborhood.
Activate sidewalks, prioritize pedestrians and foster social interaction among diverse residents and neighbors.
Use the same design for affordable and market-rate units.
Hold all units to the same high standard regardless of their affordable or market-rate designation.
Put front doors on the street.
Create neighborhood streets with front doors, steps, and porches that open to the street.
Respect the Charlestown context with building heights.
Set taller buildings away from residential edges on Bunker Hill Street and toward taller features like the Tobin Bridge.
Build two new parks; give each one a unique character and role.
Introduce a square for reflection on history and a common for gathering with neighbors.
"Bunker Hill Square"
"Bunker Hill Common"
Replace surface parking with green space.
Hide cars in safe underground garages and cap them with landscaped roofs that create beautiful courtyards.