Assembly Row

Somerville, MA

Assembly Row is a vibrant neighborhood featuring approximately five million square feet of residential, office, and retail space along the Mystic River. Federal Realty Investment Trust transformed this underutilized industrial parcel into a thriving destination. VHB worked alongside Federal Realty and multiple stakeholders to develop a comprehensive master plan—including onsite roadways and new utility infrastructure—sustaining a decade-long development project. We continue to manage the design and permitting for this project’s success and support Federal Realty’s growth and goals for this transit-oriented development.

A giraffe statue welcomes visitors outside of the Lego store at Assembly Row. Visitors walk along the sidewalk near the Lego store at Assembly Row. Visitors enjoy outside seating at Assembly Row.


  • Federal Realty Investment Trust


  • Civil Engineering

  • Construction Monitoring

  • Environmental Services

  • Highway/Roadway Design & Engineering

  • Land Survey

  • Low Impact Development Design

  • Permitting

  • Stormwater Design & Engineering

  • Traffic Signal Design & Engineering