Cranshaw began Federal Realty Investment Trust’s Assembly Row in Somerville, MA in 2009 with the award of an Advanced Utility and Construction Enabling package to facilitate the utility and primary access road infrastructure supporting the $1.5 billion 22-acre mixed-used development.
Since 2009, Cranshaw completed several components of the mixed-use development including mitigation requirements for Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) as well as waterfront permitting scopes including a fishing pier and new outfall; environmental remediation to achieve AUL status on the entire site; demolition of select buildings; pad preparations for 9 of the 10 future parcels; construction of a 5-acre DCR park adjacent to the Mystic River; construction of the Core and Shell buildings for 4 of the 6 blocks in Phase 1; turnkey construction of the 12-cinema AMC Theater; landlord dark box construction for Legoland Discovery Center and Saks Off Fifth Avenue; and completed the streetscapes in the entire development to-date. The aggregate value of this work exceeds $140 million, $120 million of which has been constructed between 2012-2014.
A couple of the major challenges on the project included navigating labor issues and the day-to-day logistics of scheduling the work. Cranshaw was successful in implementing a blended Union and Merit (Open) shop labor strategy to complete some of the individual projects. From a logistical standpoint, we navigated our work around the Federal Realty’s development partners on adjacent blocks as well as the various tenant general contractors and the MBTA.
Federal Realty Investment Trust
Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Kling Stubbins, D'Agostino & Quirk, VHB, Inc., Copley Wolff