This project is a five plus acre, contaminated parcel of land with existing dilapidated manufacturing/industrial
structures in a dense urban residential neighborhood. KSS is proposing a for-sale, multi-family residential
development consisting of 199 units including a mix of unit types.
The site sits adjacent to what will ultimately be the extension of an existing Community/Bike
Path, which is approximately a 15 minute walk to and from Davis Square (the hottest section of Somerville
and where public rail transportation is located). We anticipate providing subsurface private parking
spaces for all residents and a significant portion of open space/parkland on the site. The site will
have its own driveway from the Lowell Street Bridge, as well as access from the existing Clyde Street neighborhood.
The City has undertaken a first of its kind public ‘workshop process’ with neighbors,
abutters, and concerned citizens to help to identify and define specific design guidelines which we have
incorporated into our proposal. KSS believes that this process has resulted in a better project for
Project benefits include: a significant increase in the city’s tax base; a percentage
of the units will be offered as affordable for local residents; the clean-up of an environmentally challenged
site; the creation of a unique, aesthetically attractive urban village which embraces, on each side, the character
of the abutting properties; more than an acre of open/recreational space and, an enhancement of the community/bike path
as our development meshes with it to provide a greater ‘park’ space as well as access to Lowell
Street and the surrounding community.