Boston residential developers are becoming known for their creative reuse of historic buildings, and now the trend seems to be making its way south.
7 Russell Street in Plymouth, which housed the town’s Registry of Deeds from 1904 to the mid-2000s, is in the process of being turned into 19 luxury condo units. And it’s early enough that people who buy into the project now will be allowed to have input into some design elements of their home, according to listing agent Lynne Morey.
“Basically we have people come in and they have specific needs,’’ Morey said. “We are willing to work with them to change the layout.’’
She gave examples like adding more fireplaces or including glass doors.
“It’s a really cool project,’’ she added, but said there is a limited amount of time left for buyers to customize their condos, as the developer wants to start the actual construction soon.
There is an open house at 7 Russell Street on Thursday, September 17 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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According to the listing, there are one- and two-bedrooms units that range between 800 and 2,000 square feet, all with private patios or balconies, open floor plans, hardwood floors, and granite countertops, along with additional upgrade options. The prices will be between $316,000 and $899,000.
The project is part of an influx of new developments in the southern coastal town of Plymouth. The developer of 7 Russell street is Rick Vayo, who is the president of MEGRYCO Inc. and who also transformed a brick armory into a 20-unit condo building, The Boston Globe reported.
“Plymouth is changing, and you can just feel it,’’ Selectmen Chairman Ken Tavares told the crowd of people at the 7 Russell Street groundbreaking in June, according to Wicked Local Plymouth. “Bringing people to live in the downtown will revitalize the downtown. We need developers like this.’’
Along with the new apartments, residents are seeing new restaurants and shops in the downtown, along with the repurposing of old buildings for arts centers. The town has also seen a 15 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010, according to The Globe.