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Frankfort and Gove Street Housing

Frankfort and Gove Street Housing

At the corner of Frankfort and Gove Streets in East Boston, a historic church will be flanked by a new, modern companion building to bring affordable housing to the neighborhood. The new development is designed to weave into the neighborhood and reflect its surrounding context - size, shape, and material.

East Boston, MA 131,000 sf

The development will provide 112 units of housing for regular working individuals and families and bring additional vibrancy to the streets of this high-quality, urban neighborhood by activating the street.

The 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. A transparent connector behind the courtyard will elegantly join the two buildings.

The new building will be 5 stories tall and constructed with terra-cotta or ceramic façade materials that harmonize with the brick and stone of the church. The development is designed to be a model for resilient planning and sustainable design in 21st century Boston.