Maritime Yards is a mixed-use development that completes the urban renewal of the Reed-Putnam Design District. The 3.72 acre site includes three buildings that encompass 63 residential condominiums, 30,400 sqft of office space, 4,000 sqft of retail space, and a 4,000 sqft restaurant. Two hundred parking spaces are located on grade with another 152 spaces on a below grade garage level. The project objectives involved sensitive integration of new structures into the context of historic mill buildings and the creation of a lively and varied pedestrian-friendly environment.
The building echo the scale, materials, and architectural rhythms of their 19th century neighbors, but reinterpret historical details to reflect a 21st century sensibility. The three buildings together create a cohesive community of structures that both relate to each other and the surrounding community but differ enough to hold their identities separate creating a lively and varied skyline.
The building line the streets, providing a strong architectural backdrop to a pedestrian-oriented streetscape. The majority of the one hundred and ninety seven residential units have water views, and over 40% of the cars are located in a below grade garage level, keeping them out of sight to the units above. A large fountain and outdoor restaurant dining animate a plaza at the corner of Ann Street and Water Street.