Old Colony Phases 4 & 5

Boston, MA
208 Units of Affordable Housing

The Anne M. Lynch, Old Colony Phases 4 and 5 include 208 units of affordable housing replacing 208 units of existing housing constructed in the early 1940s. The new buildings are slated for completion in the fall of 2024. Old Colony is one of the country’s oldest federal public housing developments. It was the largest Boston Housing Authority property, in poor condition, and with high energy consumption. The redevelopment is a sustainable, multi-building, campus design. The 10-year redevelopment of Old Colony is weaving the community back into the fabric of South Boston and creating new view corridors both to downtown Boston and the waterfront. Mechanical systems include central energy recovery ventilation, all electric one-to-one air source heat pump (ASHP) heating and cooling and a central, gas-fired domestic hot water plant. The project has received design certification through PHIUS CORE 2021 Standard.

Old Colony Phases 4 & 5 are located approximately a half mile from the Andrew Station on the MBTA Red Line, making it a Transit Oriented Development.


On track for final certification PHIUS CORE 2021

Project Details

Project Size

262,000 SF

Completion Date

Projected 2024


The Architectural Team


Cranshaw Construction


Beacon Communities / Boston Housing Authority