Proposed condos, business, 1021-25 Mass. Ave., 2022Proposed condos and retail space at 1021-1025 Mass. Ave. / Harrison Mulhern Architects

A groundbreaking ceremony took place May 2 at "Majestic Mill Brook," on the north side of 1000 block of Mass. Ave., near Brattle Street. A news release states that it is "a mixed-use sustainably built development located on Mass Ave in Arlington. The new development plans 50 luxury condominum units, 13 affordable, with ground-floor retail space. The website is"

"The estimated construction completion is currently fall of 2025," said Julia Cirignano, spokeswoman for real-estate firm The Synergy Group, on Tuesday, in response to a YourArlington inquiry. "We haven’t released the full price list yet. Luxury condo prices vary depending on town, location, quality, where the real estate market is at that time, etc."

Maggiore CompaniesHarrison Mulhern Architects and The Synergy Group are the companies involved in creating the mixed-use development, meaning that storefront businesses are envisioned for the ground level.

Cirignano continued, "Another company will be handling the affordable units. Since the lottery needs to take place only a couple months before construction completion, we don’t have too much information to provide at this time. But we ask that anybody who’s interested in either an affordable or market-rate unit reach out to us directly, so that they can get on our list." 

She did not say when, or why, the name of the development changed; nearly a year ago, the town Zoning Board of Appeals approved a comprehensive permit for what was then being called “The Residences at Mill Brook.” The vote occurred May 25; the decision was formally filed with the town clerk June 2. See the document with conditions for 1021-1025 Mass. Ave.  >> The permit application was filed Sept. 20, 2022, by 1025 Mass Ave LLC. 

The project, between Brattle Street and Prentiss Road, near the Highland Fire Station, combines two parcels to develop a four- to five-story building with at-grade parking and ground-floor retail space. Of the proposed 50 units, 13 are to be made available to households earning no more than 80 percent of median income, adjusted for household size, for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy area.

Christian Klein of the ZBA told YourArlington June 9 that the decision could have been appealed up to 20 days from the date that the decision was received by the town clerk -- which would have been June 22. He wrote that the applicant at that time still had to complete its construction documents and to apply for the required building permits. 

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This news announcement was published May 2, 2024, based on a recent news release, further inquiry by YourArlington and background material from a story in June 2023 by Bob Sprague.