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.

  Battle of Bunker Hill and site locus   Redevelopment will occur on urban fill already layered above Revolutionary War-era land. 

Battle of Bunker Hill and site locus

Redevelopment will occur on urban fill already layered above Revolutionary War-era land. 

Layer the site's rich history into landscape architecture and cultural programming. 

 Patriots of color

Patriots of color

 And many more...

And many more...

 Sarah Hale

Sarah Hale

 Boston school desegregation/busing

Boston school desegregation/busing

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. 

  Resident Visioning Session  Residents of the Bunker Hill Apartments produced these design boards in a vision workshop. They show that the residents of affordable units value many of the same amenities that the market-rate units will provide.  

Resident Visioning Session
Residents of the Bunker Hill Apartments produced these design boards in a vision workshop. They show that the residents of affordable units value many of the same amenities that the market-rate units will provide.  

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.