HOPKINTON, MA - Wood Partners announced it has sold Alta Legacy Farms, a 240-unit apartment community in Hopkinton, Mass., to an affiliate of The Praedium Group for $59.5 million.
"With its ideal location, superior amenities and expertly conserved and restored surroundings, Alta Legacy Farms is destined to command above-average rents for many years to come," said Adelaide Grady, Wood Partners' development director for the Boston area. "This cutting-edge community makes an important contribution to the town of Hopkinton, bringing new people and new vitality. We're pleased it will be in good hands."
CB Richard Ellis - N.E. Partners represented the seller, a joint venture between Wood Partners and Bavin, Inc.
The $45 million development, which opened for lease in July 2013 and completed in March 2014, includes seven garden-style, three-story walkup residential buildings and a state-of-the art clubhouse on 18 acres. It's part of the master-planned Legacy Farms project, a 730-acre mixed-use suburban community consisting of 940 single-family and attached homes, 450,000 square feet of commercial space and more than 500 acres of preserved and restored open space. With six acres set aside as permanent conservation land, Alta Legacy Farms is separated from the rest of the community by a buffer of existing wetlands and natural vegetation.
Alta Legacy Farms includes 156 one-bedroom units and 84 two-bedroom units with 39 one-bedrooms and 21 two-bedrooms classified as affordable housing for residents who earn 80 percent or less of area median income. The apartments have granite countertops, vinyl plank flooring, energy efficient appliances, full-size washers and dryers, and fiber optic internet and television services.
The clubroom includes a tasting lounge, billiard room, coffee bar, media room, business center and cyber café, theater, expansive fitness center, outdoor lounge area with a fire pit and built-in grilling stations, resort-style pool with a sundeck, a dog park and walking trails.
Located less than 30 miles from downtown Boston at the intersection of Interstates 90 and 495, Hopkinton is near an expansive forest and three lakes, seven parks, a bird sanctuary and an extensive trail system. With easy access to the MBTA commuter stations Ashland and Southborough, Alta Legacy Farms is conveniently located near the Mass Pike retail and employment corridor.
Wood Partners was the general contractor on the project, designed by Cube3 Studios. Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M) provided structural engineering services.