Egleston Crossing is a mixed-use brownfield redevelopment project located in the heart of Egleston Square, a neighborhood commercial center in Roxbury, MA. The development consists of two new buildings with 64 units of affordable housing above retail shops. Fifteen units were set aside for formerly homeless households with disabilities.
• Transportation: Within a 10-minute walk to two mass transit stops on the Orange Line and four bus routes; more than half of parking is underground.
• Water conservation: Native drought-resistant species and low-flow fixtures.
• Energy conservation: Solar photovoltaic system; advanced insulation; high-performance windows; high-efficiency on-demand water heaters; and Energy Star high-efficiency lighting and appliances.
• Sustainable materials: 90% of all demolition and construction waste was recycled. Post-consumer recycled content materials include drywall, tile, engineered lumber, concrete, and steel.
• Indoor air quality: Low-VOC paints, adhesives, and solvents; parquet floors reduce asthma triggers; and direct, continuous kitchen and bath exhaust for moisture control and fresh air induction.