Forbes Park Lofts

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Project Description

This 18 acre waterfront brownfields complex, formerly the site of Forbes Lithographic Manufacturing Company, was reenvisioned as a live-work loft community in harmony with its surrounding environment. The innovative model of sustainability included a 250 megawatt wind turbine capable of generating electricity for 100+ apartments and a fleet of shared vehicles. Interior canal construction and investment in wetlands restoration brought native wildlife back to the shores despite years of contamination due to active shipping.

Location: Chelsea, MA

Strategy: Renovation, condominium sale

Client/Partner: Urban Design & Development

Timeline: 2005-08