Mixed-Income Community Breaks Ground in MA

A joint venture is developing Mass+Main, a $190 million project that will feature 248 market-rate and 60 affordable units. The property is slated for a mid-2020 completion.

by Evelyn Jozsa | November 17, 2017

A joint venture of Twining Properties and Mass Prim has broken ground on Mass+Main, a 308,000-square-foot, $190 million development in Cambridge, Mass. The project will feature 308 mixed-income apartments and 17,000 square feet of retail space. Construction of the development will be completed in phases from fall 2018 through mid-2020.

Located at the intersection of Mass Avenue and Main Street in Central Square, Mass+Main provides access to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Red Line and is close to institutions such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

Mixed-income development
The six-story, three-building development will comprise 248 market-rate and 60 affordable units, featuring studios and roommate units, as well as apartments designed for families. Designed by CBT Architects, the project is targeted for LEED Gold certification and will include sustainable features like green roof terraces, energy tracking, wind energy and smoke-free apartments.

“The affordable housing and mixed-income elements of this development give families an opportunity to stay and live in Cambridge,” said Deb Goldberg, state treasurer of Massachusetts, in a prepared statement.“Prim, representing the public employees and taxpayers of Massachusetts, is proud to invest in projects like this that prioritize affordable and mixed-income housing in a way that supports our communities. This is an example of that commitment.”