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Still At It
Prellwitz Chilinski is staying put and moving ahead. It's been in the same Inman Square office for nearly 30 years but is at the forefront of CRE design activity with an assortment of new retail, multifamily, and mixed-use projects.
Jason Cohen, Steve Allen, and Judith Osers
Jason Cohen, Steve Allen, and Judith Osers are designing the adaptive re-use of the 120k SF Ames Shovel Works in Easton being developed by Beacon Communities. The plant, where most Civil War-era shovels were made, is being converted into a 118-unit rental apartment complex with about 25% of the unitsaffordable for low- and moderate-income tenants. Jason says it's 12 old, brick buildings form a village-like atmosphere with mews, cut-throughs, outdoor courtyards, and walkways. Of course, having lots of irregular structures makes it a design challenge. Being a state and national historic landmark means no messing with the exterior but there was also the key factor in securing $9M inCommunity Preservation Funds. Construction will start early ?12.
Ana Campos, Dave Snell, Essa Ahmed, and Justin Blinn
Ana Campos, Dave Snell, Essa Ahmed, Justin Blinn, and Eric Brown (not pictured) are on the team that has given food purveyorMarket Basket a sleek new look. PCA has designed 10 new stores for the supermarket that is among the fastest-growing retailers in the region. The newest store, in Londonderry, NH, is under construction with an opening planned for this spring. The new Market Baskets have shed a tired, industrial look in favor of buildings that are taller and brighter with rear-lit clerestories and cafes in front. They incorporate the local design of their various locations, which in Londonderry means clapboard siding andpeaked roofs.
Wendy Prellwitz, Dan Molenkamp, and Laura Portney
Wendy Prellwitz, Dan Molenkamp, and Laura Portney are in early design stages for a National Development and W/S Development retail mixed-use lifestyle center in Lynnfield. PCA also worked with this development team on the wildly successful Legacy Place, Dedham?s new spot to shop and be seen. In Lynnfield, where the site is a large 200 acres, the 680k SF center design calls for a Main Street spine where cars can pull up to park at store entries. Still awaiting final local approvals, construction will start after leasing advances. Phase 1 calls for 275k SF of grocery-anchored retail and restaurant space. Phase 2 will be more retail, restaurants, offices, and rental apartments.