Twinning Properties is an NYC based developer focused on complex urban mixed-use, green development, close to mass transit and located in the northeast corridor from Boston to NYC to Washington, DC. We think outside the box. Our strategy is to integrate the capital, design, construction, environment, marketing, and public goals into a creative solution that enables us to achieve superior results.
Jul 19, 2019
First Phase of Market Central, Union House, Now Open
Union House, the first building within Central Square's newest residential development, Market Central is now open. Apartments within Union House range from studios renting for around $2500 per month through three bedroom, 2 bathroom homes going for $4500.
Link, the second building in the project is also nearly complete, with interior finishing wrapping up. Link will feature an abundance of common spaces including a roof terrace, shared kitchen, lounge, and game room. The final building in the development, WaterMark Central is expected to open in 2020. In total Market Central will feature 308 apartments and 17,000 square feet of retail space.
Apr 30, 2019
Facade Work Fast Progressing on Link and Watermark at Market Central
Facade work is moving forward rapidly on both Link and Watermark as part of the Market Central development in Central Square. Link, expected to open later this year will offer studio through three-bedroom units along with ample abundant common spaces including a roof terrace, shared kitchen, lounge, and game room. The 19-story Watermark tower will also offer studio through three bedroom homes designed with a mix of modern and industrial design elements. Resident amenities include on-site concierge service, fitness center, and roof terrace. Watermark is set to open in 2020. Union House, the smaller, boutique building located off Mass. Ave that rounds out the development is now open.
Feb 08, 2019
Construction Continues on all 3 Buildings at Market Central
The transforming project, Market Central, in Central Square Cambridge is rapidly progressing. Facade install is ongoing for the 19 story tower, Watermark Central which will offer high-end residences and amenities including concierge service, a fitness center, and sky terrace. Construction on the tower is set to be complete in 2020.
Link, the six-story mid-rise building in the project, will offer a variety of co-living options along with a community lounge and game rooms. Exterior work and window install are ongoing here with construction expect to wrap this summer.
Off Mass. Ave, Union House, a smaller boutique building within Market Central is nearly complete with units ranging in size from studios through 3 bedrooms now leasing.
In total, Market Central will include 308 apartments and 17,000 square feet of retail space this transit-oriented location.
Nov 09, 2018
Market Central Tops Off
The 19-story, 195-foot residential tower along Mass. Ave. at the heart of Market Central has topped off. This building has been dubbed Watermark Central and will offer concierge service, a fitness center, yoga room, sky terrace, and community lounge. Construction is set to be complete in 2020.
The first phase of Market Central that will be complete will be Union House, a four-story building situated along the back of the project. Units here will range in size from studios up to three bedrooms. Exterior and interior work are ongoing for this building which is now leasing.
The third building in the project is Link, a co-living option that offers private micro units to two or three-bedroom homes, a community lounge, outdoor terrace, and game rooms. Window install and exterior work are ongoing here. This building is set to open in Summer 2019.
In total the Market Central development will feature 308 apartments and around 17,000sf of retail space. 60 residences will be designated affordable. Approximately 150 vehicle parking spaces and 360 bicycle parking spaces will be located on site as well.
Sep 17, 2018
Union House @ Market Central Set to Open this Fall
Construction on all phases of Market Central (formerly Mass + Main)is rapidly moving forward with completion of the first building on the project, Union House, expected later this fall. Regarding the name change Bob Flack, SVP Development at Twining Properties told BLDUP, "As we approach going live, we wanted a name that connected more with “Central Square” as a place, not just street names. We are bringing a vibrant 15,000 square foot retail program with small vendors and shops which will be how most people will identify this location."Union House on Bishop Allen Drive will feature 23 apartments ranging from studios to 3 bedrooms and will offer a landscaped backyard for grilling and lounging with neighbors. Pre-leasing has started on the project as exterior & interior work is ongoing.
Link, the upcoming 6-story building, is set to feature innovation housing options including studios and roommate units. Framing is ongoing with topping off expected next month. Completion of Link is expected in summer 2019.
Steel framing is ongoing for WaterMark Central, the 19-story residential tower within the development. This building will feature sweeping Boston and Charles River Views. The development team expects to complete this final phase of the project in Fall 2020.
In total Market Central will feature around 308,000 square feet of space with 308 apartments and 15,000 square feet of retail.
Jun 06, 2018
Twining Properties and MassPRIM Close $110 Million
Financing for Mass+Main in Cambridge
Mass+Main – a mixed-income residential community developed by Twining Properties in partnership with MassPRIM – announced today the development has closed $110 million of combined financing provided by New York Life Insurance Company ($103 million) and East Boston Savings Bank ($7 million). Mass+Main will feature 308 mixed-income rental apartments, including 61 affordable units, and 16,000 square feet of retail space in Central Square at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Main Street.
Apr 30, 2018
Twining Properties Mortgages Mass+Main Development New York based, Twining Properties, has mortgaged the Mass+Main development for $103 million via New York Life.The Cambridge project features approximately 308,000 square foot mixed-use transit-oriented development at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Main Street in the heart of Cambridge's Central Square. Mass + Main will construct 308 apartment residences and 17,000 square feet of retail.Scheduled project completion is June 2020.
Dec 30, 2017
Skanska sells ownership stake in Watermark Seaport luxury apartments for about $60 million
Skanska, in partnership with project co-developer Twining Properties, has announced the sale of its’ Watermark Seaport luxury apartment tower in the Seaport District to CLPF Residences at Seaport LLC. The sale of Skanska’s equity ownership in the development, 42.75%, will reportedly amount to about $60 million. The transfer of ownership of Watermark Seaport to CLPF will reportedly occur in the first quarter of 2018.
The 17-story Watermark Seaport was completed in the first quarter of 2016 and features 346 luxurious apartment residences, including 65 lofts in a six-story building adjacent to the main tower. Watermark Seaport, which is LEED Gold sustainability certified, also includes 25,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, including an 11,590-square-foot CVS Pharmacy and multiple dining options. Resident amenities at Watermark Seaport include a roof deck with views of the Financial District and Boston Harbor, a wellness studio, a resident lounge, an innovation lab and underground parking.
Nov 16, 2017
$190 million Mass + Main mixed-use development in Cambridge’s Central Square breaks ground
An official groundbreaking ceremony was held today for Mass + Main, a $190 million mixed-use development in the heart of Cambridge’s Central Square. Mass + Main will feature 308 apartment residences and 17,000 square feet of retail space featuring a collection of small shops. 20% of apartments at Mass + Main will be designated affordable, making it the first of its’ kind in Cambridge to support greater socioeconomic diversity. “The affordable housing and mixed-income elements of this development give families an opportunity to stay and live in Cambridge,” said Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg in a prepared statement. A total of 60 affordable apartments will be located at Mass + Main.
Three buildings will be constructed as part of Mass + Main, including a 19-story tower, a six-story building with studios and roommate units and a four-story building designed for families. Mass + Main is designed to meet LEED Gold sustainability standards, featuring green roof terraces, wind energy, energy tracking and smoke-free apartments. Additional amenities include car sharing, easy access to the MBTA Red Line and buses, electric car charging and an on-site Hubway Station. Construction of the three buildings will be completed in phases, unveiling from Fall 2018 to mid-2020.
Aug 20, 2017
Initial demolition underway at 280,000-square-foot Mass + Main mixed-use development in Central Square
Demolition of existing buildings has begun on the future site of the 280,000-square-foot Mass + Main mixed-use development, located in the heart of Cambridge’s Central Square. Demolition of an existing parking garage on Bishop Allen Drive is underway to make way for a 23-unit residential building, with completion expected in early September. Demolition of existing two and three-story buildings along Massachusetts Avenue formerly occupied by Quest Diagnostics will take place in September. Work on Mass + Main’s foundation and underground parking garage will continue through mid-2018. Full completion of Mass + Main is anticipated in early 2020; the 23-unit residential building, located at 47 Bishop Allen Drive, is anticipated to opening August 2018. Mass + Main will feature a total of approximately 306 residential apartments and over 17,000 square feet of retail. The following is a photograph of demolition underway at Mass + Main:
Bishop Allen Garage: going, going ... pic.twitter.com/3GwzeA4hXC— massandmain (@massandmain) August 19, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
Cambridge's Mass + Main approved, construction starting this summer
The City of Cambridge's Planning Board approved the 280,000 square foot Mass + Main mixed-use development in Central Square for construction on Wednesday (January 25th, 2016). Mass + Main will be transit-oriented and is targeting an LEED Gold sustainability certification. Construction of Mass + Main is expected to commence this summer.
Nov 20, 2016
Latest Mass + Main plans unveiledTwining Properties has unveiled the latest plans for Mass + Main, a proposed approximately 280,000 square foot mixed-use development in Cambridge's Central Square. Approximately 306 residential units and 17,000 square feet of retail are now proposed across three new buildings. Twining Properties hopes to start construction of Mass + Main, which would last approximately two years, in mid-2017. The Cambridge Planning Board is currently reviewing Mass + Main. The following are links to the Mass + Main Project Overview and Design Presentation.
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