At the corner of Frankfort and Gove Streets in East Boston, a historic church building will be the cornerstone of this development, respectfully reused and converted into spacious loft-style living units that capture the soaring interior spaces and volume of the building. The church will be flanked by a new urban garden and tree-lined parking area on one side, and a reflection garden on the other.
Across Gove Street, a modern companion building will bring more housing to the neighborhood, extending down Frankfort street as four story volumes that reflect the neighborhood’s venerable rowhouses. The new development is designed to weave into the neighborhood and reflect its surrounding context – size, shape, and material. It will provide 112 units of housing for individuals and families and bring additional vibrancy to the streets of this high-quality, urban neighborhood by activating the street. The development is designed to be a model for resilient planning and sustainable design in 21st century Boston.