Everybody knows that Somerville is changing forever now and that that change is due in large part to the coming Green Line extension through the city to Medford. Case in point is the marketing behind the seven new condos at 97 Prospect Street. Coldwell Banker touts the condos as being "a very short walk to the new Green Line Extension stop in Union Square." And! The developer planned around the T train from the get-go.
Back in the late summer of 2013, the Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals excused Alan Peterson from building the normal number of parking spaces for his new development. Instead of 14—two for every unit—he was allowed to build eight (or one per unit and a guest spot). The zoning board chairman summed up the fewer spaces this way at the time: "I think with the addition of the Green Line… it does it for me." Plus! A study revealed that 97 Prospect was within 500 feet of three bus lines and 1.1 miles from four T stations. Transit-orient, people, transit-oriented.
Anyway, the photo above comes from the listing for one of the five units still on the market. Unit 6, in fact, is the priciest one up for grabs: It's asking $1,250,000 for its 2,545 square feet, three bedrooms and three bathrooms (and one parking space).
· Listing: 97 Prospect Street, #6 [Coldwell Banker]
· Prospect Street Development Gets Green Light [Times]
· Somerville Is Doomed to Be a More Desirable Place to Live [Curbed Boston]
· Green Line Now Part of Somerville Sales Pitches [Curbed Boston]
· Five New Hub Transit Stops Transforming Their Surroundings [Curbed Boston]