Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Restoration Housing

Offshoots is working in Boston’s Mission Hill Neighborhood on the renovation of the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard affordable multi-family housing project. The project consists of 81 units in 17 buildings along Francis and Fenwood streets near Longwood. Offshoots utilized CPTED principals (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) to organize design interventions.  These inclue new individual patios and landscaping for private units, and new public community spaces with outdoor kitchens, picnic tables and passive open space.  Landscape materials selected for the project are locally manufactured wherever possible.  In addition to the landscape architectural design of this project, Offshoots also installed the horticultural components of the project including all soils, amendments, rain gardens and plantings.



  • Owner:  Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Association (RTH) is a non-profit housing and human service organization that was founded by residents of the Mission Hill neighborhood in 1969.
  • Owner Representative: The Traggorth Companies, LLC
  • Architect: Davis Square Architects
  • Civil Engineer: Samiotes Consultants, Inc.