Whether it's developing vibrant multifamily and mixed-use properties, helping to shape a skyline, or creating unique retail destinations, Northland focuses its resources and expertise on creating value and enhancing local communities.

Current Development:

Northland Newton Development

After an 18-month public hearing process and over three years of community outreach, Northland received Newton City Council approval for the 1.1 million square foot mixed–use Northland Newton Development (“NND”) in December 2019.  NND is a national model of housing diversity, environmental sustainability, transit demand management, historic preservation, integrated open space, and community amenities. Situated on a 22.6-acre assemblage, NND comprises 800 apartments including 140 affordable units and a dedicated ageing-in-community building, 115,000 square feet of street front retail space, 10 acres of open space with seven parks and a community playground, and 180,000 square feet of office space in the historically preserved 19th century Saco-Pettee Mill.  NND’s precedent-setting green initiatives include Passive-House building design, LEED for Neighborhood Development certification, a LEED Gold building standard, and natural resource restoration.

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Rendering of Village Green for Needham Street development

Rendering of proposed Village Green

Recent Development:

The Merc

The Merc, completed in 2017,  is a transit-oriented mixed-use development on a 4.5 acre site in downtown Waltham.  It features 269 residences in three five-story buildings where residents enjoy the best in modern amenities.  In addition to apartment homes, The Merc features 27,500 square feet of retail space including an on-site grocery store, a 300-car parking garage and 92 surface parking spaces.

Located in the heart of Waltham, it’s a short walk to shops, restaurants, museums, the Town Common, and an extensive array of transit options to downtown Boston, Route 128 and beyond.  The architecture and design evoke and respect the historic character of downtown Waltham while providing exciting, modern, energy-efficient, sustainable living.  The ground floor shops and restaurants further enhance the neighborhood and living experience of residents.

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