Cambridge, MA – Construction is underway for a multifamily development that will deliver 93 transit-oriented apartment units to the Alewife neighborhood of Cambridge. The project is being built by Needham-based Nauset Construction for owner Abodez Acorn New Street LLC, and is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2019.
Designed by Piatt Associates, the four-story, 96,000sf building will be comprised of a mix of pet-friendly studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, including 14 three-bedroom units designed for families.
The new complex, known as Park 77, will be constructed at the site of the former window and door manufacturing and warehouse facility known as the J &C Adams Company. It is across from the 50-acre Danehy Park recreational facility
In addition to the convenient neighborhood recreational facilities, retail and dining options, the building itself will offer a host of common area amenities, including a lobby lounge with a see-through gas fireplace, terrace with built-in gas barbecue, café with a full kitchen, multimedia room with surround-sound, meeting room with built-in audio-visual equipment, top-floor sky lounge with a pool table and roof deck, fitness room, and free dog washing and grooming station.
The well-appointed units will feature a combination of tile and plank flooring, quartz countertops, and shaker-style, white-finish cabinetry. A mix of fixed and turn and tilt windows will supply an abundance of natural light to all units, and select units will include balconies and terraces.
The colorful exterior façade will be a combination of board and batten siding, metal wall shingles, green and gray clapboards, and stone veneer. Located within walking distance to Alewife Station on the Red Line, Park 77 will include underground parking, electrical charging stations, free auto vacuum, and ample bicycle storage.
Park 77 is one of five multifamily projects that Nauset is currently constructing in Cambridge. “Cambridge can be a challenging environment for developers, but it’s all for the good of the City,” said Anthony Papantonis, president of Nauset Construction. “The development process requires a lot of preconstruction planning prior to a construction start, but once you understand the process, it becomes much easier to navigate.”
“We’ve had a great experience renting to families at Park 87 and hope to replicate that family-oriented environment with Park 77,” said Phil Terzis, of Abodez Acorn New Street LLC. “With close proximity to Fresh Pond, the park, the wealth of shopping and dining amenities, and our pet-friendly rental policy, Park 77 can help ease the demand for multifamily rental units sought by young families in Cambridge.”