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Arsenal on the Charles

Making room for growth, connections, and community in an integrated master plan

  • 1.3K

    Car Parking

  • 250

    Bike Parking

  • 16K

    Gallons of Harvested Rainwater

  • Watertown, Massachusetts

    Watertown, Massachusetts

Following successful master plan approval, updated developments to this historic site began to come to life

The Arsenal on the Charles campus in Watertown, Massachusetts has a rich military history tracing back to 1816. Now the home of a vibrant office and retail complex, the campus’ quick-growing tenants needed more space—and a master plan to develop it.

Our team provided site planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and permitting services for the master plan phase of this project. We worked with Charles Rose Architects to design a campus plan that features six new buildings, a 1,390-car parking garage, an integrated stormwater management system, and enhanced green spaces. Following the plan’s approval, phase one of development included our design of the new site and landscape including a passive community pocket park to support the new garage structure. This included the addition of important missing pedestrian and bicycle connections and a visible stormwater management strategy, following through on the vision of the master plan.

With phase one complete, tenants are beginning to expand into a campus that increases accessibility and connections with the community—all while maintaining important character defining and historic site features.

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Robert Corning, Senior Principal, Community Development

I work with clients to develop compelling exterior environments that improve the quality of life in our communities.
Robert Corning Senior Principal, Community Development Read More

Barbara Nazarewicz, Project Manager

I love taking the chaotic tangle of divergent stakeholder needs and transform them into one beautiful ribbon.

Robert Corning

Senior Principal, Community Development

Barbara Nazarewicz

Project Manager

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