Factory 63

Location: Boston, MA
Type: Apartments
Certification: LEED Gold
Square Footage: 35,000
Property Completion: 2012
Owner: Green Cities I, LP
    • 38 residential units including 5 affordable artist live/work units, 27 “Innovation District” units and 6 residential lofts
    • First building to introduce “Innovation Units” in Boston, as part of the city’s Innovation District— an area designed to attract start-up and cutting-edge businesses and provide housing for that workforce
    • Units feature 15-foot ceilings, exposed brick and beams and historic windows
    • Amenities include an expansive lounge, located off the ground floor, which includes gallery and collaboration space, as well as a rooftop deck with BBQs and a green roof
    • Bike-friendly, with 29 bike parking spaces
    • LEED Gold certified and designed to perform 32% better than a typical building in a similar climate zone
    • In 2014, the property was given special recognition by the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter for Green Building of the Year for energy performance in a historic building
    • Sustainability features include a green roof with native, adaptive plantings, which reduces irrigation demand by 70%; energy efficient windows, roof insulation and a variable flow refrigerant heating and cooling system; and high recycled content vinyl flooring and recycled wood cabinetry in units
    • Highly desirable location in the historic, Fort Point Channel neighborhood, within walking distance to Boston’s Financial District and the MBTA Red Line at South station, as well some of the city’s most sought-after restaurants and galleries