Maverick Landing


Maverick Landing

East Boston, MA

Maverick Landing is a new mixed income neighborhood located on the East Boston waterfront. In 2001, the Boston Housing Authority was awarded a $35 million HOPE VI award for the complete renovation of Maverick Gardens, a deteriorated public housing development. Working with development partner, the East Boston Community Development Corporation, Trinity devised a four phase redevelopment plan calling for demolition of all 413 units to be replaced with 396 units in newly constructed buildings including, 20 townhouse buildings and six six-story mid-rise buildings and a community center. The new development was the first LEEDs certified multi-family housing development in New England and includes energy efficient lighting, appliances, and structural elements including photovoltaic panels. Maverick Landing is a mixed income community with 77% of the units affordable to households earning up to 60% of area median income and the remaining 23% as market rate rentals. The reconfiguration of the historic street pattern provides a new corridor to Boston Harbor, and reconnects Maverick to the surrounding East Boston community. A new non-profit, Maverick Landing Community Services, Inc. provides on-going supportive services for residents of the development. Maverick has received national recognition for its focus on energy efficiency and earned the honor of Affordable Housing Magazine’s 2006 “Best Affordable Housing Development”.

Type: Residential Rental
Total development cost: $109 million
Units: 396
Completed: 2006

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