Elkus Manfredi Architects has designed the new mixed-use multifamily complex Meriel Marina Bay in Quincy, Massachusetts. The two-building complex completes Marina Bay's boardwalk village environment with amenity-rich waterfront apartments, expanded boardwalk, and easy access to Boston commuter water shuttle service.
The Meriel Marina Bay provides 352 residential apartments designed for sophisticated users looking for downtown flavor in a suburban setting. It offers a rich range of amenities - from yoga studio and fitness center to outdoor pool and courtyards - at more competitive rents than those for buildings and amenities of comparable quality in Boston proper.
The complex provides easy pedestrian access to the Boston commuter water shuttle, the 25-acre oceanfront park, and the Quincy RiverWalk trail system by connecting the boardwalk to the site's adjacent Squantum Point Park.
"Meriel Marina Bay presented us with intriguing design challenges," explained Elkus Manfredi's CEO & Founding Principal David Manfredi. "First, we needed to build a large-scale waterfront residential development that didn't feel like a monumental structure. Instead, it needed to be welcoming, inside and out, and fit within the scale and feel of the existing Marina Bay neighborhood. Second, we wanted to design an inviting extended retail and dining boardwalk environment wrapped around the new Meriel North building, essentially completing the third side of the Marina's U-shape. On all fronts, the project's developer, Hines, was a tremendous collaborator."
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