Community

Federal Realty is proud to be part of The City of Somerville and glad to be your neighbor!

Neighborhood Amenities

    • Quick and easy access to anywhere in Boston with the Orange Line's Assembly Station just a block away
    • Beautiful 6-acre park along the Mystic River
    • Assembly Line Park, which is under construction, and The Point offer an outdoor living room of sorts to relax, connect and enjoy
    • Yearlong free events and programs include weekend yoga and live music
    • Pet friendly, all the way down to the paw-friendly snow melt
    • Locally loved & nationally known – shop, eat, and play - with so much more on the way
    • Resident Perks Program offers exclusive sales and promotions
    • Garage parking
Neighborhood Amenities
    • Beautiful 6-acre park along the Mystic River
    • Assembly Line Park, which is under construction, and The Point offer an outdoor living room of sorts to relax, connect and enjoy.
    • Yearlong events and programs include free weekend yoga and live music
    • Pet-friendly, all the way down to the paw-friendly snow melt
    • Locally loved & nationally known – shop, eat, and play - with so much more on the way
    • Resident Perks Program offers exclusive sales and promotions
    • Quick and easy access to anywhere in Boston with the Orange Line's Assembly Station just a block away
    • Garage parking

Assembly Row continues to be of the great comeback stories this region has ever seen – and large, barren, brownfields site that’s transformed into a thriving, mixed-used neighborhood. A destination where Somerville (and beyond) comes to shop and dine, live and work, laugh and relax. Indoors and outdoors, day and night, all year long, it’s vibrant scene that attracts people of all ages.

Federal Realty is honored to have partnered with the City of Somerville to bring Assembly Row to life. What began in 2005 continues to develop today, with a second phase that’s unveiling dozens of new shops and experiences hundreds of residential units that will contribute to the economic growth and prosperity of the city.

Federal Realty envisioned a place for our City to come together. Along the way, we’ve made and stuck to important promises in order to make Assembly Row a shining example of what can be accomplished when we work together, figure it out together and look to the future - together. Some of those elements include:

Be a part of this neighborhood and get details about upcoming events and programming at Assembly Row by clicking here.


Economic development
  • Invested $1.2 billion in private funding to transform the neighborhood
  • Contributed more than $30 million in taxes to City of Somerville
  • Developed 127 affordable units (available by end of 2017), accounting for 40% of all new affordable units built in the City since 2010
  • Hired locally, with Somerville residents holding 1 in every 4 jobs at Assembly Row
  • Created more than 1,200 union labor jobs
  • Built the first LEED Gold speculative office building in Somerville



Community development
  • Contributed more than $180 million toward community benefits; nearly $100 million for improvements to parks, utilities, and city streets that extend far beyond Assembly Row
  • Helped fund the new Baxter State Park that serves families, residents and visitors
  • Committed $15 million toward the first new Orange Line MBTA stop in more than 25 years
  • Developed free community programming, including the annual Riverfest that celebrates its 10th year in 2017
  • Worked, partnered and committed to more than 100 local organizations
  • Donated to The City of Somerville’s Summer Youth Jobs Program, investing in hundreds of youth jobs for Somerville residents
  • Made more than $1 million in payments to the City of Somerville for city parks, recreation and other municipal uses
  • Contributed $250,000 toward the Somerville Affordable Housing Trust, $100,000 toward improvements to East Somerville and Ward 4, and over $2 million toward sewer replacement in the Ten Hills Neighborhood and other sewer repairs in Somerville.

A unified vision to reintroduce the Mystic waterfront, unfold a brand new neighborhood and have the chance to become your neighbor has become a reality at Assembly Row. And for that we are truly grateful.



Employee Spotlight


Ryan Bishop, General Manager at Title Boxing Club

Where are you from? (Originally and now).

A: Originally from Somerville

Currently, living in Somerville

Q: What is the best thing about working at / with Assembly Row?

A: I think the best thing about having Assembly Row in the neighborhood is its always a great place to grab something to eat or do a some shopping and now with Title Boxing Club Assembly Row and FitRow open you can even get a great workout in too..

Q: What do you think is most unique about Somerville?

A: 1. First American Flag was flown in Somerville on Prospect Hill 2. Fluff was originated here. 3. The ground that Assembly Row is now built on was first a Ford Cars Manufacturing Plant and then later on the home to Jordan Marsh, Kmart and Dapper Dan's Bar

Q: Favorite experience / event at Assembly Row?

A: There has been many fun experiences but two that stand out would be 1. Seeing all the cars from The Car's Movie with my daughter and fiance 2. Operating and Managing Title Boxing Club Assembly Row.

Q: Any fun facts?

A: Played hockey from 4 yrs old to high school. Attended my first Bruins game at just 4 months old


Testimonials

"It never would have happened without our community, and the partnership with FRIT. Assembly Row will do so much to improve our quality of life and greater access to the Mystic River, a place you can live, work, shop, play and a neighborhood that is still so Somerville".- Mayor Joseph Curtatone,
Faces of Assembly Row Series
"This is the poster child for what we should be doing across the Commonwealth."
- Jay Gonzalez,
Secretary of Administration and Finance for Governor Deval Patrick.
"I've never seen anything in the retail development anywhere in New England that even compares to this. When all of the Assembly Row project is completed, people are going to realize that it really is a city within a city."
- Anthony Radzikowski,
Owner of Ernesto's Pizza, Eater Boston
"The atmosphere it adds to Somerville is a tremendous change of pace that we needed in that part of the city! Our community is constantly improving and Assembly Row is a perfect example of how well as far as improvements go.”
-Mitchell Bowe, Facebook
"I think we know why Somerville loves you Assembly Row. You have revitalized an area that was unsafe and unused. You transformed our waterfront, and made it a safe, friendly and fun place that embraces the community. My favorite part of Assembly? Community events, close eating, shopping and beautiful space. Thank you!"
-Danielle Bucknam, Facebook

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