Grist Mill Apartments, Chelmsford

Winstanley Enterprises LLC
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

The site, known as 11 Cushing Place and 1A Central Square, consists of 5.36 acres in the Center Village Zoning District just outside of Historic Chelmsford Center. The improved site of approximately 2 acres includes a commercial, mixed-use warehouse, a small garage structure, paved and graveled parking, and retaining walls. The project is comprised of demolition of all existing site improvements and the construction of a new, luxury, four-story, 70 unit apartment building. Associated improvements include an underground parking garage for tenants, reserved tenant parking, reserved retail parking, and public parking to support the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and local businesses in the Center Village. The project also introduces additional public amenities such as a brook walk, a pedestrian walk connecting the Center Village with the Bruce Freemen Rail trail by a pervious walk along the brook, and paved pedestrian amenities connecting the Trail to the apartments and Center Village businesses and amenities, including a pocket park located in the heart of the Center.

HSH coordinated the project team including site survey, wetlands science and landscape architecture. The Site Plan and permitting process included site design, stormwater management, riverfront alternatives, landscaping, lighting, invasive plant mitigation, and aiding the Town with obtaining a MassWorks Grant for necessary infrastructure and utility improvements at Cushing Place.