SOMA at 110 South Bridge St. in Somerville — Courtesy: Sterling Properties
By Joshua Burd
Sterling Properties has officially opened its new residential building near downtown Somerville, where it has quickly leased nearly half of its 69 luxury apartments.
The developer joined local officials last week to mark the debut of the property known as SOMA, which sits at 110 South Bridge St. and just south of the borough’s Main Street corridor. The four-story complex, which is a block from NJ Transit rail service, has leased more than 45 percent of its units since the launch of leasing in mid-January.
“This project succeeds on so many levels,” Mayor Dennis Sullivan said. “It’s redevelopment, it’s transit-oriented and it will be revenue-generating. We had a great partner in Sterling Properties to transform this property into an eye-catching residential building where people can live a stone’s throw from downtown Somerville and the train station.
“We couldn’t be happier with the debut of SOMA which is a big shot in the arm for this part of the borough.”
Offering layouts ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments, SOMA includes amenities such as a high-end fitness studio and tech lounge. Monthly rents start from $1,750, Sterling said, touting Somerville as an attractive option compared to similar transit and lifestyle hubs such as Morristown, New Brunswick and Hoboken.
“Somerville has become a fashionable and highly desirable residential destination that tops the list when it comes to the state’s most energetic downtown settings,” said Nick Hollenbeck, director of sales and marketing for Sterling Properties. “SOMA delivers a modern and luxurious living experience that fully complements its urban-style surroundings. We couldn’t be more excited to officially debut this building and thank local officials for joining us at this milestone event.”
Comito Associates designed the project, while interior design firm Mary Cook Associates oversaw its upscale unit interiors and common space. SOMA was designed to meet gold standards on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
“As part of our LEED efforts, we’ve instituted a bike share program our residents will be sure to appreciate,” Hollenbeck said. “Rather than getting in a car, they will have access to bikes which will allow them to pedal downtown, save on emissions and also shop locally.”