Before-and-After Burns Apartments Modernization Photos, as Construction Continues


Dive into the ongoing transformation of Daniel F. Burns Apartments in North Cambridge, a $70 million effort by the Cambridge Housing Authority to modernize and preserve the property. Five additional non before-and-after images of improvements and additions are also included in the flip book below.

Photo Credit: Cambridge Housing Authority

Construction on the 198 units at Burns Apartments started in February 2020, and is scheduled to be completed in late 2022. Work is proceeding in one wing of the 50 Churchill building. As of January 2022, the first renovated units will be turned over to CHA with the goal to have the second phase of construction fully underway by March 2021. As with Millers River, every building system is be replaced or upgrade and a new air conditioning system installed at Burns. The building is being insulated and cladded with a cementitious panel. Enhanced and expanded community spaces are being constructed including a new second floor outdoor deck. Eight new handicapped accessible units will be constructed as part of the construction work.