Modera Framingham

Framingham, MA
Key Elements
  • 270-unit residential building 
  • Stormwater management treats parking lot runoff 
  • First project permitted under new CBD zoning

The Modera Framingham brings 270 residential units to the Central Business District (CBD) in downtown Framingham. The new six-story building at 266 Waverly Street required the demolition of two existing buildings. The new building contains two underground garage levels with 411 parking spaces and 41 bike spaces.  

Nitsch provided land surveying and civil engineering services to support the development. Site improvements included a new surface parking lot, reconstruction of existing curb cuts, landscaping, walkways, a central courtyard, an outer courtyard, a dog park, and new utilities. 

A new stormwater management system provides treatment for runoff from the parking lot, and a reduction in the impervious area results in decreased peak rates and volume of runoff from the site. Nitsch assisted with the coordination of project review by the City of Framingham’s Technical Review Team. The project was permitted through the Framingham Planning Board under their site plan review standards. This was the first project to proceed under the zoning changes to the Framingham CBD. 

Key Collaborators

Owner: Mill Creek Residential 
Architect: ICON Architecture 
Landscape Architect: Stantec