2013 PRISM Gold Award for Best Urban In-Fill Project
Awarded by Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (NAHB) for METRO at Wilmington Station (METRO) is a brand new transient-oriented redesign 108-unit class A multi-family community directly adjacent to the Wilmington MBTA Commuter Rail Station with a dedicated connection to the Inbound Platform. METRO was permitted pursuant to Chapter 40B and as a result, the community is required to maintain 30 (28%) affordable apartments.
The affordable apartments are set aside for households earning up to 80% of area median income. METRO consists of two (2) three-story elevatored apartment buildings with one (1) detached single-story garage structure with 35 enclosed garage spaces. The property was completed in June 2013 and consists of wood-frame construction, poured concrete foundation with shingle and clapboard siding with stone veneer exteriors. The roof is a combination of pitched and flat with architectural shingles and EPDM rubber membrane coverings, while windows are double-hung vinyl-frame. The vinyl double-hung windows along the train track side of the buildings include special glass to assist in reducing the excessive noise from the trains as they roll into the station. The unit mix is comprised of 30 one-bedroom apartments (28%) and 78 two-bedroom apartments (72%) with an average unit size of 1,067 SF.