Heretofore sleepy Watertown is having a moment development-wise. And a big part of that moment is what's going up at 480 Arsenal Street: The current building is due to be split in two to ultimately create 185,000 square feet of office space, the kind of office space one does not often encounter in Watertown. Think soaring ceilings and tons of natural light and bike storage with showers and easily accessible swards of green for workers—the kind of stuff you might run across in Kendall Square or the Seaport District, in other words. Such designs are no accident either: Developer Boylston Properties is pitching the space to "new-economy companies seeking proximity to Cambridge and downtown Boston."
The project, which John Sullivan of Boston's Spagnolo Gisness & Associates designed, will break ground in September. Everything is expected to wrap next summer. Stay tuned.
· Mapping Busy, Busy Watertown's Newest Development [Curbed Boston]
· Our Construction Watch archive [Curbed Boston]