With a variety of amenities in tow and a vibe reflective of Egleston Square’s lively energy, 3200 Washington St., a brand new apartment building in Jamaica Plain, has begun leasing.
Developed by Berkeley Investments, Inc., 3200 Washington JP debuts with 73 apartments, approximately 3,500 square feet of retail at street level, and a lobby that will showcase creative artwork from local artists.
The apartments in the new six-story building range from studios to three-bedrooms with square footages from 434 to 1,232 square feet, and market pricing starting at $2,405 per month.
The unit mix at 3200 Washington JP specifically includes 19 studios, 11 one-bedrooms, 34 two-bedrooms and 9 three-bedrooms, many offering private terraces or outdoor decks in addition to the building’s shared roof deck and courtyard. Of the 73 units, nine have been designated as affordable rental units for qualifying households. Additionally, a separate triple-decker consisting of three additional affordable three-bedroom condominiums also offers affordable ownership opportunities.
Some of the noteworthy amenities inside (and out) at 3200 Washington JP include a fitness center with Peloton equipment, garage parking with an on-site Zip Car, multiple EV charging stations, roof deck with gas grills, an 8,800 square foot courtyard with a firepit and extensive landscaping, secured bike storage for every unit, conference room, pet & bike wash, bike repair, common laundry for oversized loads, a shared clubroom with kitchen and library featuring indoor fireplace.
The lobby at 3200 Washington JP also serves as a mini gallery, showcasing commissioned works by two local Jamaica Plain artists, Nancy Marks and Remi Picó.
The apartments feature contemporary finishes with fully tiled bathrooms, stainless steel, energy-efficient appliances, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, in-unit washer and dryers and an overall modern aesthetic.
Anja Park, Principal of Anja Park Design, designed the project’s common area amenities and staged two model units.
“This 2 bedroom apartment features rich, saturated warm colors, and a green ‘living’ wall,” she said. “These residents will love earthy tones and walnut wood furniture and appreciate the quiet, natural setting that the courtyard views afford.”
She added, “The interiors of Apartment #2301 were designed with a single tenant in mind. This studio apartment features a private sleeping suite and street front views. It’s meant to complement the active lifestyle of its resident with vibrant colors and punchy artwork while bringing the diversity of the neighborhood indoors.”
Park also led the search for local Jamaica Plain artists to bring 3200’s lobby to life. Artists Nancy Marks’ and Remi Picó’s original commissioned works for this project will be on display in the residential lobby of the building, visible even from the street through an extensive glass façade.
“This is our way of connecting the art within the building to the community around us,” said Park.
Esther Chung Byun, Development Project Manager at Berkeley Investments, says she’s “thrilled that 3200 JP is finally set to open and welcome new residents to the community.”
She added that “the project’s location is highly desirable, with immediate access to the Orange Line as well as numerous parks and community amenities like Jamaica Pond, Southwest Corridor Park and The Brewery, JP’s unique small business complex. We’re also excited about the artwork to be showcased in our lobby that will bring the creative energy of JP inside, as well as the new retail we’ll be adding to a neighborhood that’s already rich with restaurants and small businesses.”
From the earliest stages of design, 3200 Washington JP was conceived as a catalyst for revitalizing both Egleston Square and the Washington Street corridor. According to Eric Robinson, AIA, Co-founder and Principal of RODE Architects,
“We envisioned a new contemporary building that transitions up the steep natural grade, knitting itself into the fabric of the existing neighborhood,” said Eric Robinson of RODE Architects. “Breaking the building into two masses allows for street wall relief on Washington Street while framing an internal south-facing courtyard for residents. A light filled, two-story, centrally located lobby visually connects Washington Street to the courtyard and the natural landscape. Oversized windows and sliding doors take advantage of the elevated site, enhancing long views to the city and rolling hills beyond.”
3200 Washington JP occupies the former site of the Economy Plumbing & Heating Supply Company, a parcel that was long vacant before being transformed into a vibrant mix of new uses.
Tim Reardon, Egleston Square resident and Chair of the Economic Development Committee of Egleston Square Main Street, said, “We’re glad to see 3200 Washington JP welcoming new residents. We’ve been involved in the project since its inception and found Berkeley to be a great partner since they took over the project. The building will bring two new commercial spaces to the district. We look forward to helping Berkeley recruit diverse business tenants and collaborating with them on promotions and district improvements.”
The location, 3200 Washington Street in JP’s Egleston Square, sits between Iffley Road and Montebello Road and is in close proximity to the MBTA Orange Line — an eight minute walk from both Green Street and Stony Brook stations and just steps from the Southwest Corridor Park and Franklin Park. The project will seek LEED Gold certification as it welcomes residents in the summer of 2019.