One Charlestown Development Set to Add 2,100 Apartments to Neighborhood

Project would also replace 1,100 New Deal-era affordable units

This article originally appeared in Curbed Boston on September 30, 2016.

By Tom Acitelli

Fresh renderings are out for one of the biggest new developments in Boston in recent years: the redevelopment of the 13-block Bunker Hill housing complex in Charlestown into a 3,200-unit melange of market-rate, workforce, and affordable apartments.

Dorchester-based developer Corcoran Jennison Associates and California outfit SunCal plan to replace the existing 1,100 affordable apartments there that date from the tail end of the New Deal in the 1940s. The developers would also add 2,100 market-rate apartments as well as so-called workforce ones, which would ostensibly be within the reach of those making more reasonable (for Boston) wages.

The developers have dubbed the project One Charlestown. In that vein of unity, plans also call for two new parks; 90,000 square feet of civic and retail space; and streetscape improvements that include better connectivity and landscaping.

All totaled, we’re talking 3,300,000 square feet over 24 acres. Things are quite fluid, though, regarding the final scope and design. Stay tuned.

Renderings via Stantec/SunCal/Corcoran Jennison

Renderings via Stantec/SunCal/Corcoran Jennison