Chinese Economic Development Council, Inc.

Oxford Ping On Affordable Housing

Project at a Glance

Boston, MA


Chia-Ming Sze Architect Inc.

Project Type

New Construction

Project Overview

  • Construction of an 11-story high-rise on a constricted urban site
  • Maintained positive relations with the Chinatown community throughout construction
  • Navigated the project through City of Boston approval process

To meet the increased demand for affordable housing in Chinatown, the Chinese Economic Development Council, Inc. embarked on this major development to provide 67 residential units for the community.

The project included complex urban logistics, with a tight site on Oxford Street in the heart of the congested Chinatown district. With no laydown area, the project required re-routing of traffic, just-in-time deliveries, careful sequencing of disruptive work and other measures to mitigate neighborhood impacts. Unsuitable and potentially contaminated soils were another challenge of this site, requiring a pre-classification process and appropriate disposal procedures.

This 11-story structural steel building was built on an accelerated 14-month schedule.