MARKET CENTRAL | now leasing
www.unionhousecentral.com (617) 453-4040
CONSTRUCTION | timelapse→
During the permitting period, we called the 308-unit development located on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Main Street “Mass+Main”. Now it is called MARKET CENTRAL, a gathering place with three buildings, distinct lifestyle options and shops lining a street-level plaza and a glass canopy. A phased completion will start in the Fall of 2018 with 23 apartments on Bishop Allen Drive, called UNION HOUSE. The other two buildings, LINK and WATERMARK CENTRAL will be completed in the Summer of 2019 and Fall of 2020 respectively.
This website will continue to provide updates on design, approvals and construction for the neighborhood and City; see the latest News & Updates #6 →
UNION HOUSE is now leasing: www.unionhousecentral.com →
The property formerly occupied by Quest Diagnostics was purchased in late 2012. [ t ] TwiningProperties conducted an extensive four-year community outreach, including 5 open houses, over 25 community and public hearings, and over 1,100 community conversations. The project improved with input from many, forming a consensus for a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) residential community with 20% affordable and middle income apartments and retail shops. The City Council approved zoning with a 7:2 vote, and later, the Planning Board unanimously approved Special Permits. Building permits were issued in Fall 2017.
- Marks entry to Central Square
- 285 apartments in two buildings
- 20% affordable & middle-income units
- Another 23 new units on Bishop Allen Drive
- Passageways connect public spaces
- Shops, Restaurants & Food Vendors Line Sidewalks and Passageways
- Local vendors / small shops
- Bustling marketplace
- Moved parking underground / removed ugly garage
- Added more housing & affordable units
- Retail activates passageways
- Fit new storm system into site / fix flooding
- Allow for the future
celebrating the vibrancy of central square
Chronicle5 WCVB-TV 5/23/17
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Central Square in the 1920’s was a bustling commercial district with six department stores.
The intersection at Mass Ave and Main Street was once the site of Central Square Cinema. However, during the 1950’s up through the 70’s, this part of Central Square went into decline as the battle to build a six lane I-695 right through the site was waged. Thankfully the neighborhood prevailed, and the highway was stopped!
We chose to invest in Central Square because it is an exciting and vibrant place with lots of restaurants, entertainment and cultural institutions surrounded by great residential neighborhoods.
Central Square is Cambridge’s downtown, with a rich history as a shopping,
cultural and civic center of the city.