Last week backhoes began knocking down the brick structures that make up the second phase of the Old Colony redevelopment. With Phase One completed, the demolition work now begins on the 223 units along Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester Street.
A view of Phase One and Phase Two of the Old Colony Redevelopment along Old Colony Avenue. Next
The Old Colony housing development, which was originally constructed in 1940, is currently the most physically distressed site controlled by the Boston Housing Authority, according to the agency.
A rendering of the completed Phase One and Phase Two of the Old Colony Redevelopment Next
Phase One of the project demolished 164 units along Columbia Road and Old Colony Avenue, replacing them with 116 affordable units in mid-rise residential buildings, along with four groups of townhouses, which hold close to 34 one- to five-bedroom units.
A portion of the Phase One townhouses. Next
Now with work starting on Phase Two, construction crews are busy ripping out doors, smashing windows, and tearing out walls.
A look inside one of the now vacant units that make up Phase Two. Next
Once demolition work is completed on the project, 169 affordable rental units in townhouse-style buildings and four-story elevator buildings will be built.
A soon to be demolished building that is part of Phase Two next to a recently completed building that was part Phase One. Next
Similar to the construction on Phase One, Phase Two of the project is being built with “green” techniques so that it can be LEED certified.
Workers walk through the demolition site. Next
The project, which represents a private/public partnership between the Boston Housing Authority and Beacon Communities Development, is expected to be complete by May 2014.
Residents walk by the recently completed Phase One of the project. Back to the beginning
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