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The Merc at Moody and Main

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The Merc at Moody & Main is an architectural treasure. It consists of three buildings, each of which has five stories, and its style hearkens back to the end of the 1800s. As such, the exteriors boast exquisite brickwork.

In fact, the entire development resembles the Mercantile Building, a large structure that once housed a variety of businesses. That building occupied the corner of Moody Street and Main Street in Waltham; it was torn down in 1979. The name "Merc" is a reference to that edifice of yore.

Now, this development might have a nostalgic appearance, but when it comes to eco-friendly features, it's definitely forward-looking. Among its sustainable technologies are low-flow plumbing fixtures, energy-efficient appliances and heating systems, a central and single-stream recycling program, racks for bicycles, a station for charging electric cars, and carpets that emit low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Plus, the Merc's white roofs reflect sunlight, which keeps the buildings cooler and reduces the need for air conditioning.

The first tenants are slated to move into the Merc in August 2015, and the complex should be completely occupied at some point in 2016. When it's operating at full capacity, the Merc's 269 apartments will offer true luxury. Each comes with a dishwasher, a washing machine, a refrigerator, a dryer, a walk-in closet, sizable windows, ceramic tiles on the bathroom floor, and a kitchen countertop that's made out of white quartz. Note that 27 of these apartments can be rented at affordable prices and that this entire community is smoke-free.

The Merc at Moody & Main provides its residents with an array of convenient amenities, including an outdoor courtyard, a library, a conference room, a business center, a deck on the roof that affords views of downtown Boston, a lounge with a fireplace, and a recreational room. Of special note is the Merc's fitness center, which has weight machines, aerobic machines, a yoga room, a spinning room, and a special section for stretching. There's also a secure underground parking garage that can hold 300 cars as well as 92 outdoor parking spaces. All tenants will be provided with a variety of helpful services too. For instance, maintenance professionals and a property manager will be posted on the grounds and will take care of issues that arise. What's more, pet owners will have access to a station for washing their furry companions.

This community is transit-oriented, which means that its intention is to make life easier for people who frequently use public transportation. To that end, a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter train station is just one block away, and a public bus stop is even closer. At that stop, you can board MBTA Express buses for direct transport to Boston. On the other hand, those who drive often are sure to appreciate that major highways are located near these apartment buildings.

When finished, the Merc's grounds will be expertly landscaped. Also, the sidewalks that lead to this building have undergone a transformation; they now have extra benches and trees, and they're especially shady and wide. Further, one of the most notable features of the Merc at Moody & Main is that it features 27,595 square feet of space for shops, restaurants, and other businesses. If you ever need to do some last-minute holiday shopping or feel hungry but don't want to cook, it's advantageous to have such establishments just steps away from your front door. Moreover, given such exciting retail options, the Merc is bound to become a destination for families, a center of activity in Waltham, and a fun place to entertain friends.

As a final note, the Merc at Moody & Main was a long time coming. The leaders of Northland Investment Corporation, the company that's building this complex, have wanted to create a development at this address for years. However, their plans were delayed by the recession of 2008, and over the years, the Merc has gone through significant design changes. Happily, this community was well worth the wait. The Merc at Moody & Main could stand for decades or centuries to come, thrilling its residents with sophisticated urban living and delighting its visitors with glamorous retail and dining opportunities.

Combining classic architectural details with the latest in eco-friendly, modern design and construction, this luxurious, newly-constructed development in Waltham offers a range of exceptional options for urban living. The Merc at Moody & Main takes its name from Waltham's historic Mercantile Building that was central in this location through the 1970s while offering a range of up-to-the-minute options designed for active urban lifestyles. The development offers an array of transit options with easy access to public transportation as well as convenient access to Route 128, Interstate 95 and much more. Located in the heart of downtown Waltham, this building is designed for a walkable experience with easy access to a wide array of shopping, dining, entertainment and recreational options.

The building is designed with the utmost in modern attention to detail, technology and green consciousness while offering a look and appearance that evokes the classic feel of downtown Waltham. Offering shops and restaurants on the ground floor, the development brings a thoroughly modern, urban sensibility to community life.

Modern Sensibilities and Classic Architecture

Each apartment in this building is designed for an exceptional lifestyle that highlights the best that the area has to offer. Modern floor plans offer open vistas for a spacious look and feel that center large, energy-efficient windows overlooking downtown Waltham. Kitchens in these apartments are designed for gourmet cooking that tastes wonderful amid a beautiful appearance. These kitchens are stocked with Energy Star certified stainless steel appliances for high quality and exceptional beauty. White quartz countertops offer a modern look and a durable feel, while European-style elegance characterizes the modern, efficient cabinetry. The kitchens offer mosaic tile backsplashes for a unique look and durable material that stands up to extensive use.

The kitchen floors feature wide planks while many homes include kitchen islands for extra cooking space or to enjoy a breakfast or meal in eat-in comfort. Each unit features a full-size washer and dryer for convenience and comfort. The baths and showers also offer an elegant tile finish as well as ceramic tile floors. Many windows open out onto Juliette balconies for further enjoyment of the outdoors and the excellent views featured from these apartments.

In addition, these units are designed to make the most of modern knowledge about environmental consciousness and energy efficiency. Paints, carpets and flooring are low-VOC, while the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are energy efficient and highly effective. Plumbing features offer low-flow options for extra efficiency.

Fitness and Fun at The Merc

The community amenities at this development are also exceptional. The pet-friendly complex offers a special dog-wash room that allows residents to take great care of their furry friends. A sky deck atop this building offers views of downtown Boston as well as great lounging chairs and spaces. Indoors, a lounge with fireplace offers another beautiful place to relax that shows off the latest in modern design. The patio and billiards room feature even more options for fun, recreation and community space, while the clubroom has a catering kitchen that makes it an exceptional space for parties and other community or resident events.

Here, the fitness and wellness center is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows offering exceptional views as residents make use of the state-of-the-art TechnoGym cardio and strength training equipment as well as free weights, suspension training, a stretching area and a yoga and spinning studio. Virtual on-demand fitness instructor video classes are available at all times to guide residents' fitness experience. This residence also offers business centers and a multipurpose meeting room with individual and group workspaces, a conference room and high-speed Wi-Fi for excellent connectivity.

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