Utile completed Mio at 1500 Main Street in Weymouth, MA, a 258,600 square foot apartment complex for JM Corcoran & Co. The transit-oriented, mixed-use development consists of three buildings that contain 237 units, indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, and ground floor retail.
The project is targeting LEED Gold certification, representing a commitment to sustainability in both the architecture and site planning of the project. Thanks to proximity to the MBTA South Weymouth station, local zoning allowed for a reduced parking ratio. Air barrier and unit compartmentalization detailing was coordinated to maximize occupant comfort and efficiency of mechanical system. High-performance windows contribute to the overall building envelope integrity while also providing acoustic comfort and separation between the interior and exterior environments.
Utile and landscape architects CHA designed the frontage of the project to enhance the pedestrian experience along Trotter Road with a wide sidewalk, plantings, space for outdoor café seating, and street improvements including a crosswalk to the MBTA station and a new sidewalk to Route 18. Mio was constructed by contractor Plumb House.
Photos by Jane Messinger and Randy Crandon.