Earlier this month, Mayor Wu and others gathered to break ground for Phase One of The Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment, the largest Public Housing Redevelopment in Boston’s history – with all 15 buildings set to be built to the Passive House standard.

From the beginning, the first building and the full redevelopment were planned to set the project on a path to net-zero carbon emissions by maximizing building efficiency and using cleaner electricity, building towards Mayor Wu’s goal of fossil fuel-free public housing by 2030. The project is also incorporating MassTimber and Cross-Laminated Timber into the building design, which will result in the sequestration of over 1,400 metric tons of CO2 in the redevelopment of all 15 buildings.

“Transforming Bunker Hill Public Housing Development is critical in keeping residents and families who have called Charlestown home for generations to come,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “Today’s groundbreaking shows what’s possible when we use every tool as a City and partner across different sectors and levels of government to ensure residents have access to safe, affordable, and sustainable housing. I’m grateful to all of our partners for their critical work and look forward to the completion of this redevelopment.”

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