Union Place is the vision of well-known developer David Aposhian of Somerville Housing Group. It is the first Planned Unit Development (PUD) in the City of Somerville. Union Place is also the first developer sponsored varied income development where market rate housing is blended with some deed restricted studios and city inclusionary units in an effort to maintain long-term affordable housing within the community. All the buildings are NSTAR rated and energy efficient.
David Aposhian’s signature style is evident with the cedar shingle exteriors, meandering brick walks, granite borders and built in granite seating areas. There are dense and varied plantings of mature trees and shrubs surrounding the buildings. This attention to detail creates a unique haven for common green space with several barbeque areas for all residents to enjoy.
Since the groundbreaking in 2001, four phases of the development have been completed: a four story parking garage, providing off street parking for all the Union Place residents, and five residential buildings, consisting of 85 condominiums. Phase Five is under construction creating 46 new condominiums, on the former Long Leaf Lumber site at 80 Webster Ave, with an estimated completion by the Summer of 2009. There are currently 50 units at 411-429 Norfolk Street with 35 units at 432 Norfolk Street. Most of the land was a former junkyard and is now a vibrant new gateway between Cambridge and Somerville. Phase Six plans to add a 4-story commercial building in front of the parking garage.
Union Place is managed by Actionvest Management. Eric Mason is accessible at 617-783-8888 extension 22 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Actionvest is the contact point for all condo documents, issues with the property, and who collects monthly condominium fees.