PHOTO GALLERY: First Look at Burns Apartments Modernization Progress, Slated for Completion in 2022


The $70 million construction project on the 198 units at Daniel F. 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 Apartments, 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.

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(Images: Carsten Snow-Eikelberg/Cambridge Housing Authority)