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Mary Ellen McCormack

Project location

South Boston

Project phase

Community review

Building C2. Direct-entry, mixed-income townhomes.Building C2. Direct-entry, mixed-income townhomes.

Providing NEW and AFFORDABLE housing

The project’s primary goal is the one-for-one replacement of all 1,016 existing units, where each household is guaranteed the right to return. They will be accompanied by the addition of over 2,000 middle-income and market-rate apartments, creating a diverse neighborhood accessible for those of varying economic levels.

When complete, the development will also feature a broad range of neighborhood amenities like small businesses and retail, open green space, and a Community of Opportunity Center complete with robust programming, where residents can go for job training, educational classes, senior services, and children’s’ activities.

Resilient linear park with stormwater infiltration at Building B1/B2 along Old ColonyResilient linear park with stormwater infiltration at Building B1/B2 along Old Colony


To transform Mary Ellen McCormack into a modern, diverse and thriving mixed-income neighborhood in South Boston where residents are the highest priority – not just through high-quality homes and open spaces, but through programs designed to create a better quality of life and brighter futures for themselves and their families.

Our Public Benefits

Town Square, Logan Way and Old Colony


A redesigned street grid adhering to Complete Streets guidelines includes enhanced pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular connections. Wide, tree-lined, ADA-compliant sidewalks create a welcoming atmosphere for both travel and leisure.

illustrated rendering of open community space at the project site

Open Space

Preliminary plans envision lush green spaces and recreational courts anchoring and connecting a safe, walkable and welcoming neighborhood. A central Town Square designed to host events and gather will be featured prominently on Old Colony Ave.

Building C1, Wendeller Plaza and Logan Way

Affordable Housing

All existing 1,016 units will be replaced with current residents guaranteed the right to return, with no rescreening. The project will also include a 100% affordable senior building with on-site services built in Phase One. All residential buildings will include minimum of 20% affordable replacement units, with unit finishes identical throughout the building.

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