Project: 605 Concord

Location: Cambridge, MA

Completion: 2020

Construction Cost: $18,000,000

Project Architect: Piatt Associates

Civil Engineering: EBI

Structural Engineer: JSN Associates

Mechanical Engineer: Zade Company

Phase II of a landmark residential and retail development in an important urban gateway has 49 apartments and 2,500 square of retail/restaurant. The “podium” base allowed for a six story building with primarily wood construction. Units have views of neighboring parkland and reservoir, with balconies and roof-top terraces. Below grade parking for bicycles and vehicles, common meeting and exercise room completes the program. A transit-oriented development, the project is within ¼ mile of Alewife subway stop and has frequent front door bus service to Harvard Square. A full below grade garage, constructed into the water table, required careful solutions for construction, foundation design and waterproofing, and special structure for fire department and service vehicles.