Walk Hill

Located in the Roslindale neighborhood of the City of Boston, this project includes 106 rental apartments, surface parking, and a below-grade parking garage. The building was originally taken through the City’s Article 80 process in 2017 and began construction in June 2022. The building has prominent exposure on three sides. Along Walk Hill Street, the siting of the building provides a generous setback from the street, allowing for a widened sidewalk as part of the City’s Complete Street program and substantial vegetation between the building and the public way. As the building turns the corner from Walk Hill Street to Canterbury Street, it steps down from four stories to three stories in recognition of the smaller scale of Canterbury Street. The “C”-shaped building plan allows for almost all of the on-site parking to be concealed from the abutting public street.

The southerly edge of the site is defined by a creek that parallels American Legion Highway. Wetlands requirements required a substantial setback from the creek which allowed for a large expanse of highly-vegetated green space extending from the building’s face to the creek. This area is occupiable and is meant as a passive space for use by not only residents but the public as well. As part of the City’s zero carbon emissions goal, the project includes an all-electric heating and cooling system including heat pump hot water heaters.

  • Client

    Torrington Properties
  • Location

    Roslindale, MA
  • type

  • Status

    Under Construction
  • Units

    106 Apartment
  • Size

    117,300 SF
  • Photographer

    Brian Doherty Photography
  • Contractor

    Dellbrook JKS