Walker Park

Roxbury, MA

Client

Urban Edge

Program

Two multifamily affordable housing buildings – 80 Walnut Park 4 stories 17 units 2- and 3-BR, 67 Walnut Park 4 stories 32 units 1- 3- BR.

Solution

PCA worked closely with the contractor, owner/developer Urban Edge, the City of Boston, MHP, Department of Neighborhood Development, Boston Planning and Development Authority, and the Department of Housing and Community Development to expedite the approvals processes. On the design side, creative use was made of standard building materials, creating variation and interest in the fa├žade. Unit sizes were trimmed slightly, counter lengths shortened, and other cost saving options explored ranging from adjustments to the building geometry to the potential elimination of half baths in some units to save significantly more money.

Located on two sites in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Walker Park offers a total of 49 affordable apartments with onsite parking. 80 Walnut Park incorporates 17 units in four stories, with 2 and 3-bedroom units at the ground floor and access to an adjacent park. 67 Walnut Park, located adjacent to the Egleston Square Library, accommodates 32 units ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms in a four-story structure.