With demolition beginning in Fall 2019 at the site of a former District courthouse, the new condominium project BRIX is a 61-unit, mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Salem. The project will provide the city of Salem with sophisticated urban residences along with 3,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space. Located at 65 Washington Street, BRIX is a short walk from the Salem Commuter Rail Station into Boston and just steps from the shops, restaurants, and museums of the picturesque Federal Street District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Designed by Tise Design Associates, the 110,000 square foot development will be comprised of eight one-bedroom, 44 two-bedroom and nine three-bedroom units ranging in size from 800 to 1,700 square feet. Building amenities will include a tranquil roof terrace, club room, pet spa, and fitness studio. The building will also include a two-level parking garage to accommodate 88 vehicles. BRIX will be constructed using fire-treated wood framing above a steel and concrete podium. The base of the building is a contemporary interpretation of urban storefront design, with stone and steel column covers, fretwork, planter boxes, and awnings. The overall building is designed to adhere to the current historic patterns of Washington Street with retail on the ground floor and residential above, using a combination of brick, metal panels, and stone details.
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