Just over three months ago we dropped a development heatmap for Watertown. Why? Because the slow rumble of construction—planned, underway or recently completed—appeared to be reaching a fever pitch in Cambridge's usually sleepy neighbor. Projects such as the bocce-infused Watertown Mews, the townhouse-style condos of 192 Pleasant Street and a Marriott Residence Inn were poised to change the town seemingly forever.
Now comes word of what, exactly, might go in at 480 Arsenal Street. We always knew it was 185,000 square feet of office space. But what space! Per Dan Adams at The Globe: "The design, by John Sullivan of Spagnolo Gisness & Associates of Boston, calls for splitting the boxy building in two, replacing concrete walls with glass, adding depth to the facade with a mix of materials, and creating a light-filled atrium lobby with a cafe and lounge." (Said lobby is rendered above.) The leasing agent for what's been dubbed the Linx complex says the office space will be targeted toward those firms which might normally prefer Kendall Square or Boston's Seaport... if they could afford it.
· Watertown Could Soon See Development Spike [Globe]
· Bocce Ball Court Proving Irresistible in Watertown [Curbed Boston]
· Watertown's Real Estate Future in One New Development [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]