Saint Polycarp Village Apartments, Somerville, MA

Saint Polycarp Village Apartments, Somerville, MA

Scope
New construction
24 rental units
3 retail spaces

Award-Winning
U.S. Green Building Council “Innovation in Green Design” Award, Honorable Mention

Sustainable Design
LEED-Silver Certified
Photovoltaic panel array
Green roof

Located on a 3.5-acre former church site and at the corner of several main thoroughfares, the Saint Polycarp Village Apartments has been called a “Gateway to the City”. This new construction mixed-use building offers 24 affordable green housing units, three ground-level retail spaces and public landscaped outdoor space.

The design and materials of the building were inspired by the adjacent Interstate with horizontal red trim, and metal-clad stair towers with views of downtown Boston. Incorporating solar photovoltaic panels, a vegetated roof, triple-paned windows, sprayfoam insulation and many other green features, the project achieved LEED-Silver certification.