MAVERICK LANDING – New Residential Development

East Boston, MA

Size:

530,000 sf

Architect:

ICON Architecture

A joint venture partnership with CWC Builders, this phased redevelopment was comprised of the demolition of four masonry apartment buildings and the construction of 260 units in two mid-rise buildings with underground parking and four, wood framed, townhouse style buildings on two parcels. Demolition and asbestos abatement were necessary prior to commencing new construction. Phases III and IV consisted of 166 units of affordable 3 story wood frame townhouses in 16 buildings for a total of 270,000 sf. There is a new 10,000 sf community center and a new park on the site. In total Dimeo built 426 units in Phases I through IV.

This LEED Certified project was chosen for the Best Overall Development Award in the 2006 Affordable Housing Finance Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards.

One of the first apartment communities in the country to earn LEED certification, Maverick Landing not only represents a model for green affordable housing developments, but revitalizes a neglected neighborhood and provides a healthy living environment for its residents. The new development replaces dilapidated structures, where many of the residents suffered respiratory ailments, with an award-winning site that includes indoor chemical and pollutant control, and HVAC systems that are free of HCFCs and Halons. Open spaces were restored landscaping designed with low maintenance vegetation and heat island reduction. The site includes a 37 kilowatt solar array and a 75 kilowatt gas-fired cogenerator that provides a significant amount of the development’s electricity supply, as well as a solar hot water system.

This LEED Certified project was chosen for the Best Overall Development Award in the 2006 Affordable Housing Finance Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards.

 

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