About Watermark Development

30 Years of Experience

For nearly 30 years WaterMark Development, Inc. has worked to restore Jamaica Plain and its surrounding area. By focusing on important historic buildings and forgotten or contaminated sites, we have attempted to improve our neighborhood. By focusing on the accurate historic renovation of notable buildings, combined with the cutting edge building techniques and time honored craftsmanship, we have worked diligently to improve our neighborhood. WaterMark is a full service developer and builder involved from the site acquisition, through the neighborhood permitting process and concluding by building each project. WaterMark ensures best practices along every step of the process creating good will in every community we work in.


Browse some of our Projects

1993

Glenvale Terrace

Restored a wood framed, Jamaica Plain, Victorian single family

1999

Foundry Studios

1999-2003: Remediated an old Jamaica Plain scrap yard & foundry into 4 building, 32 unit new construction artist live/work lofts with 5 affordable units

2005

Warren Square

Historic Preservation & adaptive reuse of Alexander Dickson House in Jamaica Plain

2009

Highfield Road

Restored 1918 mansard Victorian on top of Metropolitan Hill in Roslindale

2015

Boylston Place

Designed & built townhouses in the Stony Brook section of Jamaica Plain

2017 (in progress)

65 Green Street

Designed and built eight new condominium flats on the site of a former gas station and candy distributor.

2017 (in progress)

1785 Columbus Ave

To be completed 2018: 140,000 SF social service center in Jackson Square

 

1987

225 Lamartine Street

Designed & built four townhouse project in Jamaica Plain

1994

Chestnut Square

Restored 2 Victorians in on Jamaica Plain cul de sac that triggered complete renewal of all homes on street within 3 years

1995

Cornwall Lofts

Developed and restored former Jamaica Plain shoe parts factory into 7 artist live/work lofts – 4 affordable

2003

The White Rock Building

Restored 20,000 SF White Rock Bottling Plant to commercial use in Jamaica Plain / Roxbury. 100% tenanted by social service nonprofits.

2007

Lawn Street

Constructed new hybrid energy conserving 2 family house on the impossible lot in Mission Hill with 16 feet of rise over 85 feet.

2014

200 Amory Street

Historic restoration of the Conrad Mohr House, a Italianate Brick building built in 1868.

2016

Kensington Circle

Restoration of a modified brick Tudor in Chestnut Hill MA

2017 (in progress)

373 Harvard Street

Historic restoration of a 1909 brick building in the heart of Coolidge Corner.

  

1987

225 Lamartine Street

Designed & built four townhouse project in Jamaica Plain

1994

Chestnut Square

Restored 2 Victorians in on Jamaica Plain cul de sac that triggered complete renewal of all homes on street within 3 years

1993

Glenvale Terrace

Restored a wood framed, Jamaica Plain, Victorian single family

1995

Cornwall Lofts

Developed and restored former Jamaica Plain shoe parts factory into 7 artist live/work lofts – 4 affordable

1999

Foundry Studios

1999-2003: Remediated an old Jamaica Plain scrap yard & foundry into 4 building, 32 unit new construction artist live/work lofts with 5 affordable units

2003

The White Rock Building

Restored 20,000 SF White Rock Bottling Plant to commercial use in Jamaica Plain / Roxbury. 100% tenanted by social service nonprofits.

2005

Warren Square

Historic Preservation & adaptive reuse of Alexander Dickson House in Jamaica Plain

2007

Lawn Street

Constructed new hybrid energy conserving 2 family house on the impossible lot in Mission Hill with 16 feet of rise over 85 feet.

2009

Highfield Road

Restored 1918 mansard Victorian on top of Metropolitan Hill in Roslindale

2014

200 Amory Street

Historic restoration of the Conrad Mohr House, a Italianate Brick building built in 1868.

2015

Boylston Place

Designed & built townhouses in the Stony Brook section of Jamaica Plain

2016

Kensington Circle

Restoration of a modified brick Tudor in Chestnut Hill MA

2017 (in progress)

65 Green Street

Designed and built eight new condominium flats on the site of a former gas station and candy distributor.

2017 (in progress)

1785 Columbus Ave

To be completed 2018: 140,000 SF social service center in Jackson Square

2017 (in progress)

373 Harvard Street

Historic restoration of a 1909 brick building in the heart of Coolidge Corner.

 

Aging in Place

Of late, WaterMark has begun to focus on residential projects designed for people to age in place. Often we see that condominium buyers in don’t want to consider the unit as a starter home they need to move out of in 5 years. This coupled with empty nesters moving back into the city has us thinking about features that help for long term use of the units. This means features such as:

  • Elevators
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Ramps
  • MBTA access
  • Wide stairways, hallways & bathrooms for the potential to add grab bars and lifts at a later time.