The Bornstein Pearl Meat Factory redevelopment is a key urban renovation project for the City of Boston, providing commercial kitchen facilities for local entrepreneurs. Since the proposed program requires large parking areas, a creative yet cost-effective approach to a sustainable landscape was developed; parking islands with native plantings function both as rain gardens and to mitigate urban heat island effect; the natural grade of the site was utilized to create passive drainage and irrigation; the perimeter fence and tree plantings integrate the commercial facility with the residential context and provide upgrades to the streetscape, along with lighting improvements for safety and visibility in this densely populated area of Roxbury.
Location: Roxbury, Massachusetts
Architect: Rode Architects
Completed in 2014
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