Mystic at Capen

Somerville, MA

Location: Somerville, MA
Architect: Dimella Shaffer
Size: 25,000 sf
Cost: $9 million
Scope of Services: Renovation
Services: MEP

The Somerville Housing Authority transformed the 1.4 acre Mystic Water Works property into a renewed campus that includes an affordable housing complex for Somerville residents. Built in 1864, the rehabilitation of the Waterworks building will create 25 one-bedroom units for the elderly and disabled with five units set aside for low income residents. CES is providing full MEP services through construction administration. Sustainable design elements include an efficiency heat pump system inclusive of energy recovery ventilation; an energy recovery unit reducing heating and cooling loads; LED lighting throughout; and the use of spray foam insulation to further reduce energy costs.