Sphere Luxury Apartments - Medford, MA
The project is a 5-story multifamily apartment building located adjacent to the commuter rail near Ball Square in Medford on the Medford/Somerville line. The site was previously home to a cab repair garage with asphalt pavement from corner to corner. The existing building was torn down to make room for the new 42-unit building with approximately 2,300 s.f. of retail space on the first floor which was instead utilized, during the completion of the project, as a work out area/gym for residents. The building covers approximately 80% of the site with parking below the overhang. The building itself required specialized windows to reduce the sound impact from the commuter rail on the residents.
The municipal infrastructure was insufficient to support this development. Therefore the existing water main within Boston Avenue needed to be upgraded. A&M was contracted by the owners to develop a water replacement plan on behalf of the City to send out for public bid. A&M helped prepare bid documents and design plans for this work as well as provided construction support.