Greybarn Phase 2 Construction is Underway

While Phase 1, 10 Greybarn Lane is quickly filling up with tenants, our contractor, Racanelli Construction Co. Inc., is keeping busy building the next phase of the project to meet demand. Phase 2, which includes Buildings 20 and 30 Greybarn Lane are taking shape and will provide an additional 155 units, schedule for completion in Fall 2017. Amenities like a…

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The Housing Ecosystem

People often talk about moving up the housing ladder. The progression is pretty standard for many; from living with your parents, you move to a college dorm and then your first apartment, maybe pausing at a starter condo before buying a house. But not only is the housing ladder getting harder for many people to climb, it’s also missing some…

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Economical Design and Boston’s Housing Gap

If you live in the greater Boston area, you’re aware of Boston’s current housing crunch and just how expensive it is to live here; according to a report from real estate data firm Reis, Inc., the average rent in Greater Boston topped $2,000 in 2015. Development and construction in desirable, urban areas is expensive, and as a result, it is often…

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The Self-Driving Car Could Eliminate the Parking Garage

Amy Korte was interviewed by the Boston Globe about how autonomous cars and ride sharing will impact facilities in the future.  Her recent research focuses on the future design of parking structures; as the automated technology becomes more of a reality for travelers, it’s critical to design parking facilities that can transform over time.  In early years, parking layouts can…

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Showing Off the View at Ocean 650

Before the snow last week we had a beautiful day on site at Ocean 650 in Revere and I was able to get some great photos of the incredible ocean views. We took advantage of the location and incorporated substantial fenestration into the design to highlight the ocean and beach backdrop. Construction is moving along and residents will be enjoying the view…

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A Waterfront Vision for Lynn

This week, Arrowstreet’s Amy Korte and David Bois presented plans to the city of Lynn for a primarily residential development to be located on the Lynnway near North Shore Community College on a site that has been vacant for 30 years. The waterfront housing will consist of 348 one-and-two bedroom apartments, and some retail components. Construction is expected to begin in…

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Housing Group Visits Ocean 650

Recently, Arrowstreet’s internal housing group went on the first of two site visits to Ocean 650 in Revere to see how construction was coming along. Ocean 650 is a part of Arrowstreet’s Waterfront Square at Revere Beach masterplan—a transit-oriented, mixed use development adjacent to the Wonderland T station. The 230-unit high-rise building is podium construction—a three-hour fire rated horizontal assembly…

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Construction Update: Ocean 650

As you can see from the above site photos, construction is well underway on Ocean 650. This residential development is part of Arrowstreet’s Waterfront Square at Revere Beach masterplan—a transit-oriented, mixed use development adjacent to the Wonderland T station. The 230-unit high-rise building is podium construction—a three-hour fire rated assembly will separate the cast in place concrete parking garage from…

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New Photos: Greybarn Phase I Construction Underway

Gambrel roofs, shingle-style, home-like—these are what comes to mind when describing the design of the new Greybarn Residential Development. Currently being built on Long Island, Greybarn is off to a good start. The project was conceived as a walkable development on a site convenient to commuter options and located less than a mile from the Long Island Rail Road. Construction…

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Amy Korte: Design Manifesto

One of our principals, Amy Korte, was recently interviewed by Modelo Design Manifestos. Amy spoke to Modelo about her personal experiences in the field, describing the path that led her to architecture and the influences that inspire her design. Amy also discussed Arrowstreet’s view on research as a design tool, and about her personal experience in the field of research while…

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