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. Potential stories include:
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.
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.
Replace surface parking with green space.
Hide cars in safe underground garages and cap them with landscaped roofs that create beautiful courtyards.