Somerville, MA – City Realty has completed construction for Broadway Residences, a transit-oriented development that will provide 18 units of rental housing along with ground floor retail space in one of Greater Boston’s hottest neighborhoods.
The project, located at the corner of Broadway and Mt. Pleasant St, also includes relocating a 19th century house designated as historic by the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission, which will be converted into two rental apartments. The new community will offer its residents many local conveniences for shopping, dining and easy access to public transportation and parks. Somerville-based Khalsa Design Inc. (KDI), is responsible for the design work and Nauset Construction is the general contractor responsible for completing construction.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming new tenants to an already vibrant neighborhood, while helping to revitalize an underutilized stretch of a major road steps away from a transit hub,” said Fred Starikov, Cofounder and Managing Partner of City Realty, developer of the project.
The new five-story building features 11 apartments, two retail spaces, a parking garage, and bike storage area where a blighted one-story retail structure previously stood. The apartments are comprised of two and three-bedroom units (including some with balconies). The neighborhood is located in a bike friendly area featuring flat streets with some bike lanes, and is within a three-minute walk to Sullivan Square Station, (a major transportation hub) which has earned it an 82 out of 100 Bike Score and an 84 (out of 100) Walk Score.
The historic house, built in 1841, was moved a short distance on the site and placed onto a new foundation. A four-car garage was added to the rear of the home. Clapboard siding with wood-replicated trim clads the exterior façade of the home and true divided light windows were replaced to retain the character of the period.