This new development is Mark Developments’ first step in realizing an overall masterplan to reconnect this site and its surroundings to Newtonville’s Washington Street corridor. Located at Newtonville’s prominent Walnut Street intersection, this site abuts an historic district on its north side but is separated by the Massachusetts Turnpike and the adjacent commuter rail tracks from the town’s larger retail district.
We created the feeling of three buildings, knitted together through 44,000 SF of ground floor retail, and separated by massing into four stories of residential above. Utilizing variations in window styling and the roof line gave each building individuality, while similar use of materials throughout created a feeling of a unified community.
The development’s major investment in the public realm, including a welcoming public plaza, widened sidewalks, bike lanes, and an enhanced intersection bridging back to the Village center create a vibrant new community within the Newtonville neighborhood.