BOSTON, MA – Shawmut announced its involvement with DivcoWest’s Cambridge Crossing (CX). The 45-acre mixed-use development will consist of planned commercial, retail, and residential space, along with public and green space beside state-of-the-art science and tech facilities in the East Cambridge neighborhood. Shawmut is engaged on four separate projects throughout the development, including public commons and retail buildings located across three parcels.
“We are excited to be engaged in one of the city’s largest current development projects,” said Kevin Sullivan, vice president at Shawmut Design and Construction. “We’re proud to be working on some of the more impactful elements of the development, contributing life and vitality to the up-and-coming mixed-use neighborhood.”
Shawmut, in partnership with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, will build-out The Common at Cambridge Crossing to help form an 11-acre centralized public and green space which will become the focal point of the 4.5 million-square-foot development. Wide-ranging landscaping, bike, and walking paths will connect eclectic retail, dining, commercial, residential, and transportation options amongst custom water features, open-air amphitheaters, and a community plaza.
Shawmut will also construct two retail buildings that will contribute to the 100,000-square-feet of retail and dining space within the new development. In partnership with Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, the two parcels will seamlessly blend together the common landscape by utilizing metal, glass, and cedar materials and design palettes. The buildings will be complete with operable garage doors that will open to the outside, creating indoor-outdoor seating and gathering spaces to deliver a unique, local neighborhood experience.
Cambridge Crossing represents the latest in large-scale development projects for Shawmut, including current projects with University of Massachusetts Boston and Wexford Science & Technology.