This Jamaica Plain project in the Forest Hills section consists of a mixed-use development with apartments and future retail/restaurant space.
Criterion Development Partners (CDP) transformed the existing parking lot at the corner of Washington Street and the Arborway into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented, mixed-use development with market-rate, affordable workforce housing and access to the Orange Line. Two building complexes include 250 residential units. The design for the buildings is comprised of a structural steel frame with composite concrete slabs supported by spread footing foundations bearing on existing soils that have been “improved” via rigid grouted inclusions up to the 2nd level slab elevation. Above the 2nd level slab podium is 5 levels of structural wood framing. The building exterior includes a mix of cement fiber board panels, vinyl doors & windows, pvc trim and aluminum storefront with a PVC roof membrane. Interior construction is traditional metal stud with gypsum wallboard partitions, vinyl plank flooring, carpet, Dolce Vita kitchen cabinets and GWB ceilings. Mechanical systems are composed of a Navien system in each unit feed by rooftop condensing units.
Building 1 consists of a single retail level and five levels of residential space above. Building 2 is composed of two towers and is connected at the basement level by a 120-vehicle parking garage. Its six levels of residential space include a fitness center, yoga studio, clubhouse with teaching kitchen, gathering areas, theater room, bicycle storage/maintenance areas and electric vehicle charging stations.
An area of 5,500 sf of street-front retail/restaurant space for local merchants complements the neighborhood retail offerings abutting the project site along Washington Street.
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