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Smart Growth Project: Proposed Apartments on Boston Way, Newburyport

The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance recognizes smart growth projects and planning/zoning initiatives across the Commonwealth. This project is one of many that were featured at our 2013 conference. See other examples


The project is a redevelopment of a surface parking lot into apartment housing, adjacent to the Clipper City Rail Trail.

Opportunities: The development will include underground parking and rooftop solar. A TOD/Smart Growth zoning ordinance does not exist in Newburyport, and the developer has stated that they will work with the City to develop an overlay district to include the site and the surrounding neighborhoods within walking distance to the train station.

Challenges: As a redevelopment of an industrial park site, there are existing electrical and drainage easements; as well as wetlands, unknown subsurface conditions, and noise attenuation.

Project Team: Minco Development, GSD Associates, LLC

Cost: $13 million

Square Feet/Units: 67 units

Funding Sources: Private

Contact: Karen Pollastrino, Project Manager, Minco Development Corporation, [email protected], (978) 499 – 9700