The Boston Globe | By Tim Logan
October 19, 2016
A massive mixed-use development could launch construction next year in one of the fastest-growing corners of Somerville.
New York-based developer Michael Ades said he hopes to start work in 2017 on the first phase of a nine-acre, four-building complex of housing, hotels, office and lab space next door to the massive Assembly Row development. Earlier this month, Ades filed plans with state environmental officials, and said he plans to seek permitting in Somerville after he wins state approval.
At 1.9 million square feet, the complex would be a huge new swath of office space and housing in a place that’s already seeing a surge of development, with the vast Assembly Row complex still under construction and Partners Healthcare’s just-opened 13-story office building next door.
Ades said he’d launch his project in several phases, the first being a 188-room hotel and 147-unit apartment building along Foley Street.