This article originally appeared on MyBostonApartment.com on August 23, 2016.
By Tom Acitelli
The project plans to create 3,200 units of housing on the existing site, as well as create new beautiful buildings, well-lit, tree-lined streets and create a diverse neighborhood and community.
The redevelopment will replace buildings that are currently isolated and underutilized, with new buildings that respect the rich history of the neighborhood and character of Charlestown.
The project will also bring two new public parks, retail space and amenities for the whole neighborhood.
Although the units will be a mixture of affordable and market-rate apartments, they will all be designed and completed to the highest quality and include the same amenities.
The 13-block development aims to knit the neighborhood together with a new street grid that makes the area more walkable and easier to navigate.
Charlestown's rich history and character will be incorporate into the landscape design and architecture.
The developers have emphasized the plans to put front doors directly on the streets, creating a sense of community and making friendly neighborhood streets throughout the development.
By replacing current surface parking with more green space the project aims to further encourage this development of community and preservation of history within the area.
Plans for this beautiful new community have been presented to the Boston Redevelopment Authority and are awaiting review. Check back here for any future updates.