https://www.somervillema.gov/sites/default/files/18.08.29_515 Somerville Ave_Plans_0.pdfI like it a lot as well. It looks more like A. Quincy Jones or Armét & Davis than Lautner. Would love to see additional renders.
No - IIRC there was an owner camped on it or in bankruptcy court or something. This developer bought the site a couple years ago and has been working this project steadily since.Is this redesign why the lot is still sitting empty with no activity? It's one of the biggest wasted lots in the city.
Oh good news! I've seen a few different proposals for this spot over the last 8 years. Nothing ever seemed to pan out. Glad it's on track this time!No - IIRC there was an owner camped on it or in bankruptcy court or something. This developer bought the site a couple years ago and has been working this project steadily since.
I'd expect construction soon. Sounds like they got approval and made revisions as they developed construction documents and got permits.
I've posted summaries for Assembly and Boynton already on those threads. For the Cambria hotel, he showed a couple of interior renders that I don't think I'd seen. Developer was approached by Choice Hotels specifically about that site - Choice has been building Cambria brand from scratch to get a higher-end option for their loyalty club members. Attractive because of proximity to Greentown Labs. Hired Cambridge Seven to get something quirky. Had nothing but compliments for the neighbors (a trend at this event) - the hotel is designed with a large lobby and restaurant with outdoor seating so that neighbors can activate the space. Everyone was delivering their projects in the late 2020-2021 time frame.Somerville Development Q&A September 11
NAIOP is hosting a breakfast with the Mayor and the big developers of the major somerville projects.
Just outside of the perimeter fence there are now stakes threaded with green tape and an old office trailer that has been there for a long time has been removed from the property. This may be starting.
“CambridgeSeven Named Lead Architect for Cambria Hotel in Somerville”