Located immediately adjacent to the I-93 corridor in Andover, MA, The Dascomb Road Project is slated to be a new mixed-use destination for the community. The central boulevard anchors a collection of usable public spaces, enlivened by a performance area, a community playground and outdoor dining. The project will be connected to downtown Andover and the commuter rail station by a new trolley system. Form + Place is providing master planning, visioning and architectural services, in addition to supporting entitlement and community outreach efforts.
Chestnut Hill Square - Chestnut Hill, MA
New England Development
This 250,000 square foot mixed-use development combines high-end shopping and dining with urban living, a signature grocery anchor and multi-tenanted medical office to create a 24 hour destination. The tradition of up-scale shopping on Route 9 in Chestnut Hill is a strong determinant for the elegant architectural environment envisioned by New England Development. Pedestrian amenities, easy access and a marque address make Chestnut Hill Square the “in-town” shopping destination of the future. Project Designed and Executed by Arrowstreet and Form + Place.
Linden Square - Wellesley, MA
Eastern Development & Federal Realty Investment Trust
The much beloved Linden Street neighborhood of Wellesley, home to Roche Brothers, car dealerships and a wide variety of other commercial uses, was re-envisioned by Eastern Development as a walkable, up to date, mixed-use destination. Architectural variety, and retail leasing flexibility were key aspects to turning this disparate corridor into an identifiable shopping destination, work place and livable neighborhood. Project completed at Carter and Burgess.
Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase, MD
New England Development
New England Development’s Wisconsin Place project occupies an 8-acre city block just outside of Washington DC. This complex, mixed-use project, centered around an active retail ground plane, is stitched together by a network of public open spaces that include plazas, urban parks and through-block pedestrian walkways with public art. The phased relocation of the existing department store to the “back of the site" allowed for the creation of a viable retail shopping environment, adding to the value of the office and residential uses. This dense, 24/7 project also includes a below-grade Whole Foods which connects directly to parking, a centralized service court and a METRO station.
Brunswick Station - Brunswick, ME
JHR Development, LLC
This transit-oriented mixed-use development illustrates how a well-founded public-private partnership can result in the successful implementation of a community’s vision. Working with JHR Development, we crafted a revised master plan which, together with a creative approach to zoning and recommended phasing, provided the necessary tools to address current economic realities. An engaging community process and a clever layering of funds has resulted in a project that has already completed two phases of construction, with an active mix of uses including an Amtrak train station, commercial/retail space and the new Brunswick Inn across from the Bowdoin College campus.
University Mall - South Burlington, VT
In the heart of northern Vermont, Form + Place completed a series of studies with Finard Properties to redevelop an obsolete regional mall. The design approach relied on incorporating a dense mix of uses, including multifamily housing, hospitality, office, destination retail and entertainment. A full range of design concepts explored varying degrees of reuse of the existing mall, turning the enclosed shopping environment into an urban experience that connects to an emerging downtown. Placemaking goals focused on a new public realm with programmable public spaces and pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, intended to be consistent with the Town’s new Form-Based Code.
Gateway Commons - East Lyme, CT
Simon Konover Development & KGI Properties
Working closely with Simon Konover Development and KGI Properties, the Gateway Commons master plan was created to establish a new approach to the development of the Gateway Planned Development District along the I-95 corridor. Through an extensive review process with the Zoning Board of Appeals, both a Zoning Text Amendment and a Master Development Plan were approved. The Zoning Text Amendment included architectural design and development guidelines, and allowed for a mix of retail [small shop and large format], office and residential uses on the 200-acre site.
Sharon Commons - Sharon, MA
The Congress Group
Originally designed to be a retail destination with a town center feel, the plan for Sharon Commons continued to evolve as The Congress Group progressed through the tenanting process. Located just off I-95, exactly half way between Boston and Providence, this site is challenged by a somewhat circuitous access and a series of wetlands that greatly restrict the retail layout and ideal relationship of leases to parking. The architectural vernacular, way-finding and tenant signage and the quality of the public realm have all been carefully crafted to be compatible with the Town of Sharon, a community that is looking to increase its commercial tax base.
Lenox Gateway - Lenox, MA
Situated along Routes 7 & 20 just north of Lenox Village, the Brushwood Farms site is located just a few miles from Tanglewood and many other Berkshires destinations. Wellesley Advisors' desire to accommodate a 400,000 sf mixed-use project on this complex site required a clever solution to addressing the steep topography. The development, anchored on one end by a small supermarket and on the other end by a hotel and restaurants, utilizes a unique “one-sided” main street approach to maximize views from the road across a wetland area. In addition to retail, office and hospitality uses, the project incorporates four different residential typologies – single-family, clustered townhomes [on the ridge], as well as multi-family and loft-style housing above retail.