The first phase of a 116-unit apartment complex has opened on the site of the old Brigham’s Ice Cream factory in Arlington.
Wood Partners LLC announced in a press release today that the first 36 apartments of the Alta Brigham Square complex at 30-50 Mill Street near Arlington Center has opened, and the remaining 80 units slated for the complex are on track to open in January.
Work to demolish the old Brigham’s Ice Cream factory began in the fall of 2011. The site had been vacant since Brigham’s stopped making ice cream and sold its assets in 2008.
“Transforming a blighted area into a beautiful amenity in this part of town has been exciting,” said Rick Dickason, Wood Partners’ regional director of development for New England, in a press release announcing the opening. “It’s gratifying to provide a luxury rental option not otherwise available in Arlington Center.”
The Georgia-based Wood Partners is building a four-story, 135,000 square foot complex that will also include 3,500 square feet of ground floor level retail space. The complex will include studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, along with 84 surface parking spots and 89 garaged spots. Pre-leasing has begun for the second phase of the complex.