Island Parkside Housing

Island Parkside Housing


Lawrence Community Works (LCW) is in the process of creating a sustainable, resilient, mixed-use community on an ex-industrial site.  It features open space (Ferrous Park), nature (the Merrimack River and the mill canal), affordable housing, cultural and non-profit institutions and commerce.


Our design, in collaboration with Abacus Architects + Planners and Highmark Land Design, provides the centerpiece of this development, with 80 units of affordable housing, community and recreational spaces.  Open space flows around the buildings to create connections for Lawrence citizens and LCW residents to access the park, the river, as well as passive and active outdoor activities. Adjoining the south (Phase 2) building will be a SquashBusters afterschool center, designed by Stack + Co.


The project is being designed to the highest level of energy efficiency, as a Passive House certified project.  It will be all-electric (no natural gas) heating and cooling, with photovoltaic panel arrays on the rooftops.  The buildings reinforce healthy lifestyles via Fitwell principles of access to fitness and outdoor activities, ample fresh air and views, and excellent indoor air quality.


Developer: Lawrence  Community Works

General Contractor: Delphi Construction

Structural: Hayes & O’Neill Structural Engineering

Civil: The Engineering Corp

MEP: Norian/Siani

Energy: New Ecology Inc


Projected Construction Start: Spring 2021


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