45 Townsend Street

45 Townsend Street

Roxbury, MA

Kensington Investment Company, with Studio G Architects as Project Architect, plans to transform the abandoned Radius Hospital site in Roxbury into a vibrant, super-sustainable mixed use community with 300 apartments, plus resident amenities and commercial spaces.

With high aspirations for sustainable development, the project targets a building 45% more energy-efficient than similar buildings in 2021 when it opens. The building is designed to be LEED Gold certified, and make visible its leading-edge, sustainable 21st century design. With high efficiency building envelope and systems, residents will enjoy great quality indoor air and exceptional thermal comfort, daylit spaces, and reduced energy costs. A large scale photovoltaic system to generate power on-site is planned to cover most roof areas. Water conservation will be achieved with water-conserving plumbing fixtures and rainwater harvesting to nearly eliminate landscape irrigation.

Located along the Washington Street corridor, the project is transit-oriented, with bus routes there and along Walnut Avenue. It is a 15 minute walk to Jackson Square Station and Southwest Corridor Park and bike path. It is close to a variety of neighborhood amenities. Green space abounds, including Horatio Harris Park half a block away, Malcolm X Park two blocks away, t is 0.5 miles from the Seaver Street side of Franklin Park.