Radio Factory Lofts MELROSE, MA
Formerly known as the Rubber Shoe Lofts, this site has a rich manufacturing history. Just a short walk from the Oak Grove MBTA Station, this 2-story masonry mill building, and its new third-floor addition bring 141 new apartments to Melrose. Dubbed the Radio Factory Lofts – a nod to its manufacturing past – this bold project celebrates its double-height spaces and rich industrial textures, including exposed masonry, wood columns, and wood plank ceilings. New energy-efficient and historically sensitive windows drench the lofty apartments in natural light and fully restore the historic façade. The original gatehouse building connects to the main mill via a new glassy addition, creating unique amenity spaces filled with historic character. Radio Factory sets the standard for the Melrose market as it is a no-fossil fuel community.