The Franklin Hill development set a new standard of excellence for public housing. In urban design, architecture, housing quality and amenities, the new Franklin Hill challenges the notion that public housing is somehow inferior. This 10-acre development replaced an outdated, problem-plagued public housing complex in Boston. It brings a revitalized sense of community, pride of place and the joy of living to 254 low-income households.
The Master Plan is based on the concept of creating a renewed sense of community with a design that puts people first by creating beautiful, pedestrian friendly public streets and green spaces. It features a community park at its center and a variety of apartment options that range from several townhouse designs in two and three story buildings to flats in three multi-family midrise buildings. The non-residential program included a Boys & Girls club, offices for the resident organization and a management office