1170-1200 Hancock Street
Utile is working with FoxRock Properties to design two new mixed-use buildings in the evolving Quincy Center District. 1170 and 1200 Hancock Street will introduce 201 apartments and 10,300 square feet of retail space across two six-story buildings that will bring vibrancy to Quincy’s historic downtown. The pedestrian and transit-oriented development will be located a stone’s throw from the Quincy Center MBTA Station and newly completed Hancock Adams Commons adjacent to Quincy’s historic City Hall and near other historically significant buildings. Both 1170 and 1200 Hancock Street will speak to the area’s architectural legacy through materiality and proportion.
At 1170 Hancock Street, the existing Masonic Temple will be restored, upgraded for accessibility requirements, and feature a 4,800 square foot restaurant. A six-story addition behind the Masonic Temple will house 66 apartments and amenity spaces shared by both buildings. Across the street, 1200 Hancock will be home to another 135 apartments and 3,800 square feet of retail space. Both buildings will be framed by a rejuvenated urban realm that will include curb realignments, new plantings, and street lighting. The project has been designed with careful consideration of the relationship between public realm, landscape, and architecture, featuring generous terraces for tenant use and an activated sidewalk that ties the city center to the buildings.