Jack Flats (ALTA Stone Place) – Melrose, MA
A&M in partnership with Wood Partners has completed the engineering design and permitting of 212 residential units within the City of Melrose. The ALTA Stone Place project involves the redevelopment and renovation of an existing four-story brick and wood-beam mill building, the construction of two new four-story wood frame buildings structured over podium parking and an additional three-story building containing a new 6,500 s/f clubhouse that leads to an outdoor heated pool.
The site was the former home of the Boston Rubber Shoe Company and the mill's landmark 100-year-old eight-story brick smokestack has been preserved and incorporated into the project as a centerpiece of a new landscaped garden area. A&M provided land survey and civil engineering services for this project. Due to the history of the site and its location within the heart of Melrose, multiple permits were required and included Site Plan Special Permit, Massachusetts Water Resource Authority Direct Connect, Disconnect and 8M permits as well as Executive Office of Transportation and Construction permit and EPA Construction General Permit.
The project was overseen by A&M Partner and Vice President, Robert Clarke. “The ALTA Stone Place project is an amalgamation of the City’s history and its future, an interesting mix of historic redevelopment and renovation combined with new construction and modern living that has given this project a really eclectic sensibility. Projects like ALTA Stone Place really appeal to A&M’s affinity for renewal and re-use, they challenge us to engineer out of the box”.