E+ HOMES: 77 TERRACE ST, MISSION HILL
STATUS: PROPOSAL

"Positively a smaller footprint"

The Mission Hill RFP site is leading the Mayor’s E+ Green Communities Program, which seeks to advance Boston’s Sustainable Development and Green Building efforts to the next level by creating LEED Platinum, energy positive, healthy homes that enhance the sustainability of the surrounding communities.

The proposal responds to a RFP issued by Boston Redevelopment Authority by calling for a mixed use development that includes an approximately 45,000 square foot building with 33 residential units and gallery/cafe at the ground level. The project will include redesigning an important 14,000 square foot community garden with an "arts walk" and sculpture court for the residents and community to enjoy. On-site parking will be included in a partial underground garage and a covered structure.

Capitalizing on the knowledge and experience from the E+ Townhouses at 226 Highland St, our design approach is based on 3 major strategies for energy reduction:

  • A super-insulated building envelope to minimize heat transfer and mechanical conditioning.
  • Energy Management Systems to monitor consumption and to regulate resident behavior.
  • An integrated public art and landscaping strategy.

The proposal is based on a holistic approach towards sustainability using both low and high technologies in creative and efficient ways at all levels.

TYPE
SIZE
UNITS
TIMELINE
ROLE
DESIGN PARTNER

New Development-Residential
45,000 sf +/-
39 units of rental apartments
Summer 2013 – RFP Submission
Developer and Design Manager
Urbanica Design