A $57M infill redevelopment, The Loop at Mattapan Station transforms an underutilized MBTA parcel into a 171,000 square foot multifamily, mixed-use community with 11,648 square feet of ground floor retail space. With 135 units, comprised of six studios, 38 one-bedrooms, 81 two-bedrooms, ten three-bedrooms, and two townhomes, this contemporary, mixed-income community offers modern apartments for various income levels, 8% of which are accessible.
This transit-oriented development is adjacent to Mattapan Station, the terminus of the Mattapan-Ashmont trolley line, and is sited within the center of the vehicular/bus circulation route on three sides. The design accommodates a 50-space parking lot for MBTA commuters and includes an overhang that allows for parking and vehicles to pass beneath the east wing, with an additional 45 parking spaces for residents.
Resident amenities include a 2,000-square-foot flexible community room, which can seat 100 people or be converted into a half-court basketball play area. The ground floor accommodates a fitness room, a resident lounge that seamlessly connects to the mail/Amazon Hub and workstation area, and management offices. A clubroom with an entertainment-sized kitchen, modular seating options, a media area, and a game table, is an ideal extension of unit space for gathering and socializing. Three exterior spaces are available for residents to enjoy, including a pocket park with landscaped grounds and built-in seating, a deck on the sixth floor overlooking the adjacent Neponset River and Greenway, and a spacious outdoor patio on the ground-floor, connecting directly to the clubroom.
The massing of the building creates simple block formations that step back along River Street, modulating in height and color. Horizontal and vertical battens, cement fiber panels, and horizontal lap siding are employed for contrast. A circle perforation pattern on the screens evokes the texture of water inspired by the adjacent Neponset River.
A bold color palette is used throughout the interiors, accented by contemporary artwork, a 3D art installation in the clubroom, and modern lighting fixtures. Orange, yellow, and red hues provide a vibrant and lively aesthetic for the community spaces, balanced by calming shades of gray and teal in the resident hallways and fitness area. The Daily Table, a nonprofit grocery store whose mission is to provide nutritious, convenient, and fresh food to communities in need at affordable prices, anchors the retail space and features four colorful murals designed by local artist Ruby Rose.
Designed to Passive House standards, the development includes a solar photovoltaic array, EV charging stations, energy-efficient HVAC systems, air-tight enclosure and mechanized ventilation, ventless dryers in laundry rooms, interior storage for 135 bikes, and exterior bike racks including an e-bike rack. Designed in collaboration with Mass Design Group.