The Union Square Revitalization project (USQ) is a transit-oriented development of over 2.4M SF including lab, office, housing, retail, and open space. This development will expand the Cambridge/Boston innovation ecosystem into Somerville and foster one of the next great concentration of life science and technology companies.
Within this larger development, Cranshaw is building the first project – 20-50 Prospect Street – a 25-story tower with adjoining mid-rise building. The project includes 450 apartment units, 20% of which will be designated as permanently affordable, as well as amenity space, a 271-space parking garage and ground floor retail. The project sits adjacent to the new Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Union Station station on the Green Line. Coordination and communication with the ownership entity, the MBTA, the City of Somerville, and other agencies as well as the adjacent construction project have been critical to the project’s progress.
The tower building is being constructed with a concrete cast-in-place core, girder slab and a multi-colored architectural precast panel façade. The mid-rise portion is 5/1 wood over steel frame and includes a three level parking garage.
USAA Real Estate
BKL Architecture LLC