Alewife Brook Condominiums Opens

Cambridge, MA, June 12, 2006-

On Monday, June 12th, Mostue & Associates Architects, Inc. will join Just-A-Start Corporation to celebrate the ribbon cutting for Alewife Brook Condominiums. An urban lot that long sat vacant, this site has been developed into eight units of much needed affordable housing.

Alewife Brook Condominium is located at 390 Rindge Avenue. The project includes 8 units of affordable housing in 2 buildings. The development replaces a formerly vacant childcare facility that was housed in an existing building that was once the well known Joyce Chen Restaurant. Each unit has its own front entry and porch, as well as private outdoor space, which was a significant challenge on such a small site. The tight site and proximity to a natural pond placed challenging constraints on the property. Due to the substantial scale of the foundation of the existing building, a portion was left in place, with the wood frame buildings cantilevered on grade beams over the existing foundation. This method was utilized due to the expectation of high ground water and significant urban fill common to this location.