5 Middlesex Avenue
The master plan of this nine-acre parcel focuses on creating a vibrant mixed-use destination which links East Somerville to the Assembly Row Development, Somerville’s waterfront and the MBTA orange line. The 1.9 million square foot development, which received unanimous public approval from the Somerville Planning Board for go-ahead of the project in June 2018, will include two residential towers, 329 and 160 units respectively, plus 20,000 square feet of retail, and additional office and laboratory space.
Special care was taken when defining the massing of the proposed buildings to encourage a vibrant and pedestrian friendly public realm while providing views towards the Boston skyline. Urban courtyards and plazas foster active outdoor uses while promoting connectivity to Assembly Row’s extensive retail destinations. The public realm is celebrated through the creation of a lively and energetic streetscape, bound by retail and restaurants with outdoor dining and gathering areas, which define the “hub” of the site.
Client CRESSET GROUP
Location Somerville, MA
Area 1.5 M SQUARE FEET