259 Weybosset

Communal Living in the Heart of Downtown

Urban Redevelopment

People Focused

Believing in the vision.

The owner of this project came to us with a great idea, and little else. We collaborated with him on site selection and residential concept, reviewing building code, zoning and pro-forma alternates prior to purchase.

Place Based

Creating community while preserving history.

To transform this triangular, 2,700 sf floor plate, we arranged a composition of student-centric living arrangements and associated small retail businesses, all while including the requirements for historic tax credits.

Purpose Driven

Transforming a vacancy into affordable homes.

Seeing a need for more off-campus student housing, the developer wanted to apply his model to a long-vacant former office building directly adjacent to campus. When finished, he was able to provide homes to dozens of students at prices they could afford.


Year: 2015-2018 Size: 12,000sf, 7 residential suites, 2 storefronts Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build, Developer/Builder, Phased Project, Historic Tax Credits