The final phase of the West Acton Villageworks project, 525 Mass Ave features 35,000sf of mixed-use retail, restaurant, brewery, office, and events space. This project featured the "deconstruction" and materials salvage of an existing uninhabitable two-family house, and a craned relocation of a single-family home across the site for conversion to commercial space prior to commencement of general construction activities.
Street level commercial spaces open to public sidewalks and plazas along Mass Ave - a busy thoroughfare with over 15K vehicle trips/day. On the upper level, the rentable commercial space opens to The Gallery at Villageworks, a flexible, solar-powered event venue featuring rotating art exhibits, meeting rooms, and open reception space for public cultural events, corporate functions, and private celebrations.
Energy efficient planning, design, and construction offer our business tenants reduced occupancy costs, while a large rooftop PV array provides the buildings occupants with roughly 120,000 kwh of clean solar energy every year.
A total street re-design of Massachusetts Avenue helped reduce traffic speeds and provided new on-street and off-street garage parking, sidewalks, signalized pedestrian crosswalk, bike infrastructure, and public plazas that tie 525 Mass Ave into the surrounding community and facilitate street festivals and other public uses and activities.
Key Tenants: True West Brewery Acton Coffee House Modern Barre Wellness at Villageworks HOME by Stamm & Black Home Decor Wish Boutique Acton Real Estate Company Thoughtforms Builders College Nannies, Sitters, and Tutors Danny's Place Youth Services Several small professional services tenants
Part of Phase I of the West Acton Villageworks redevelopment, the Yellow House at 537 Mass Ave was completely gutted, rebuilt, and expanded as part of a transformation to a several small commercial spaces. In addition to two retail units, 537 contains seven bright small professional offices with bamboo floors, long views, and a shared conference room equipped with AV equipment and custom storage cabinetry built on-site by the TFC Studios Shop. All units in 537 Mass Ave contain state-of-the-art HVAC systems with temperature controls that maximize occupant comfort and minimize tenant utility costs.
The 537 Mass Ave project also featured the relocation and reconstruction of an attached storage barn to a new location on-site. The rebuilt "Red Barn" offers three levels of raw storage space.
Key Tenants: Revolution Community Yoga Acton Montessori School Acton Boxborough United Way LaCross Financial Advisors Law Office of William J Hickey Clocktower Law Group New Habitat Partners LLC
541 Mass Ave contains roughly 3000sf of commercial space over three levels. The street level unit is equipped for restaurant use and opens through a wall of glass doors to a 900sf deck shaded by a 100-year old Spruce. The upper unit loft features a ridge skylight and bright, open creative workspace with a private entrance off the street.
Key Tenants: Twin Seafood Market + Grill The Loft @ Revolution Community Yoga
Formerly St. Elizabeth's Church, 543 Massachusetts Avenue has been creatively transformed into office and studio space while retaining its historic character. The upper level loft is day-lit by a full length ridge skylight and colored by restored original stained glass. "The Church" opens to a private patio and sits adjacent to a public lawn with picnic tables used for eating, informal meetings, and small community events.
Key Tenant: OMR Architects
251 Arlington St, Acton MA
Through creative site planning, major exterior renovations, extensive infrastructure and systems upgrades, and complete interior tenant fit-out, 251 Arlington Street has been efficiently restored into a new, state-of-the-art regional food hub featuring shared commercial kitchen spaces, a camera-ready and class-ready demonstration kitchen, and dining/lounge area for small, food-based events and rentals. A new rooftop solar array powers the building and offers a fresh, modern look to welcome in the community.
The 1940 Mountain Road project transformed a postage-stamp lot into a multi-tenant, mixed-use property at a key intersection on the main thoroughfare to Stowe Mountain Resort. Three commercial spaces and one 4-BR rental apartment fit efficiently inside an energy-efficient envelope designed to withstand harsh Vermont winters, while tenants are provided simple access around Stowe via a curbside bus shuttle stop and the Stowe cycling/walking path located across the street.
1976 Mountain Rd, Stowe VT - Planning and Design
Acquired in late 2017, 1976 Mountain Rd contains the historic Rocky River Lodge and an adjacent building lot situated on the main road to Stowe Mountain Resort. This project is currently in the planning phase.
We seek to incorporate on-site energy production into our projects whenever feasible to provide our tenants with clean, renewable power.