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There are currently 46 buildings on the site that will be demolished and replaced with 16 new buildings.
There are currently 1,110 units on the site that will be demolished.
2,699 (including 1,010 deeply affordable units and 1,689 market-rate units).
No, the BHA will replace the other 100 deeply affordable units off-site at another location in Charlestown. There will be no loss of deeply affordable units.
All of the units will be rental apartments.
For the market-rate units, it will be a mix of studios, one, two, and three bedrooms. Deeply affordable units will be a mix of one, two, three, and four bedrooms.
10 stories, with such buildings located near the Tobin Bridge and the center of the site.
Along Bunker Hill Street, buildings will be 4 stories. Along Medford Street buildings will be 4 stories across from residential areas, and up to 6 stories across from the high school playing fields.
There are several areas throughout the site that will be open to the public. There are two areas in particular that will be larger and feature more amenities. Altogether, the publicly accessible recreational spaces on the site are nearly the size of two football fields.
There will be 70,000 SF of community and retail space.
Yes, there will be a community center. The location has not yet been determined.
We do not yet know the exact number of parking spots that will be added. This will be determined through the Article 80 process with feedback from the community.
The Article 80 process for the overall zoning and the first phase will resume after we file our Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) on February 18, 2020. Each subsequent phase will also be taken through an Article 80 process.
The Phase one waiver is for the state MEPA (Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act) process, not the city process. We are able to request this because as a standalone project the first phase of the Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment (the first two buildings) would not exceed mandatory environmental requirements to be subject to MEPA review. Our purpose in requesting this waiver is that it enables us to start construction for the first phase only before the MEPA FEIR (Final Environment Impact Report/state) is completed for the overall site plan.
We have not requested any kind of waiver from the BPDA and there is no change in the BPDA Article 80 public process for the overall site plan or the first phase. Construction is still planned to start this Fall.
Construction is projected to start early 2021.
You will be notified 9 months to a year in advance of when you will move out of your current apartment. At that time, a relocation specialist will work with you to identify the best options for your family. The redevelopment team will maximize the ability to provide on-site, one-way moves for residents.
Residents in Phase 1A can click here.
Boston Housing Authority has hired a relocation specialist to handle this process. They will reach out to you at the appropriate time. In the meantime, you can reach out to BHA staff, Amy Tran at 617-988-4316 with questions.
Yes, everyone who currently lives in the development and wants to return will be able to.
The land will remain under Boston Housing Authority (BHA) ownership, with each building developed as a privately-owned building subject to a 99-year ground lease with the BHA.. Affordable units will remain affordable under the ground-lease.
The new buildings will be managed by a management company hired by the developer with input from the BHA and CRA.
Existing buildings will continue to be managed by the BHA until demolished.
Due to a lack of sufficient federal capital funding to upgrade and preserve the development, the BHA entered into a partnership with a private development team (Corcoran/LMP) to redevelop the property to ensure the long-term preservation of the site.
There are both mixed-income buildings (market-rate and deeply affordable units) and all affordable buildings in the development.
The unit mix in the overall development is 63% market-rate and 37% deeply affordable.