Assembly Row

Somerville, MA

Assembly Row is a new 45-acre neighborhood that was master planned in concert with the local community. It is catalyzed by the successful collaboration with the MBTA to construct a new T station, which opened in September 2014, and enabled through a dynamic private-public partnership with the City of Somerville.

When completed, it will comprise over 5,000,000 square feet of retail, office space, residences, restaurants, a hotel and a waterfront park. The first phase opened in May 2014 and includes over 35 premier stores, a 12-screen movie theater, 448 AvalonBay rental apartments, 100,000 square feet of office space, a 44,000 square feet LegoLand Discovery Center and 11 restaurants. In December 2013, the largest hospital and physician organization in Massachusetts, Partners HealthCare System, announced it will consolidate administrative operations and move into 700,000 square feet of a new office space. The new office building opened in the summer 2016, bringing nearly 5,000 employees to the neighborhood. As 2017 unfolds, an additional 200,000 square feet of retail, entertainment and restaurants will be added. An independent hotel with 155 rooms, 447 apartments, and 143 condominiums will bring additional neighbors to the current 800 residents that are already there.

With Street-Works Studio as the design director & master planner, Federal Realty Investment Trust will be able to achieve the goal of making Assembly Row walkable, bikeable, and organized around a series of dynamic open park spaces that can offer a full calendar of programs and events for the neighborhood and the surrounding community.

Assembly Row has been the recipient of many awards, including the Curbed Boston’s Neighborhood of the year award in 2015 & 2016.

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