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Erland Construction to Build New Mixed-Use Development in Newton, MA

Newton, Mass. - Mark Development is partnering with Erland Construction and Prellwitz Chilinski Associates to build a new 299,000-square-foot property at the corner of Walnut Street and Washington Street in Newton, Mass.

The new mixed-use development, Washington Place, will accommodate 41,960 square feet of commercial space, 140 apartments, 309 parking spaces (including underground parking), retail, and more than 15,000 square feet of public outdoor space. 

Residential amenities include access to a luxury clubroom, roof-top deck, state-of-the-art fitness center, and community art space. The upscale units will include quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances and are central to the MBTA commuter rail line and the Massachusetts Turnpike. The transit-oriented focus of this development will foster a sense of community and encourage increased pedestrian activity in the area. 

“This vision of combining new housing with expanded retail shops, restaurants, and meeting spaces will add to Newton’s downtown,” said Eric Greene, Residential Group Manager, Erland Construction.  “The walkability to the train station and easy access to the Mass. Turnpike makes this area a great place to live.”  

Safety and sustainability are also major priorities throughout construction. During the project, Erland will take great care mitigating disruption to neighboring homes and the flow of traffic on these busy streets. 

Additionally, Washington Place will utilize sustainable design practices to achieve LEED Gold certification. Mark Development, Erland and Prellwitz Chilinski Associates are collaborating to attain this level of sustainability.

About Erland Construction
Over the past 42 years, Erland Construction has successfully grown into the Northeast’s leading open shop construction management and general contracting firm. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and has specialized expertise for new construction and renovations in major market sectors including residential, advanced technology/life sciences, academic, corporate, commercial, senior living and hospitality. For more information, visit