Initial Concept | We were asked to help Icon Architects create a new high-end apartment community
at the edge of Pine Banks Park and opposite the Oak Grove subway station.
Lasting Impact | Pressley has created a lush landscape for Pembroke Real Estate's transit oriented smart
development of 500 new rental apartments neighborhood shops and underground parking
located in Malden and Melrose, MA. The new village is connected via a new footbridge and
walking paths to the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authorities Oak Grove Orange Line Station.
The site plan design theme radiates from a central area called the Common. The Common is
intended to create a sense of community by providing accessible open space that is framed by
the activity of storefronts and common buildings. The interior street is treated like a residential
city street. Along the face of the buildings planters are reminiscent of the stoop
gardens in Boston's Back Bay and South End. Behind the buildings, lush landscaped courtyards
cover underground parking.