Rooftop pool? At the new Caldwell apartments in downtown Lynn, it is part of an amenity package that includes a virtual butler.
“It’s on the 11th floor, and when you walk out and see it with the turf, the pergola, and the fire pit, it’s just great,” said Michael Procopio, vice president of development for the Procopio Cos., which built the Caldwell. “You can look out at the ocean. You can see the Boston skyline. You can look north to Peabody and to Swampscott.”
The Caldwell, which just started leasing for the fall, is the Saugus-based firm’s fourth development in the area, and Procopio is particularly excited about its downtown location.
“I think Lynn’s time has come,” he said. “The city has an amazing arts scene. It has a true downtown: You can walk to the post office; you can walk to the train. It has amazing old architecture and parks. Combine that with the ocean, and it’s a big draw.
“The restaurants that opened downtown over the past ten years were the pioneers, and they proved that the market is strong,” he added. “Lynn has been happening quietly for a decade.”
Procopio expects the Caldwell to draw a lot of interest from young professionals, especially because of its proximity to the commuter rail. (Though there is that rooftop pool, too.)
“Lynn is 18 minutes by commuter rail into North Station. The increase in business around North Station and the Hub on Causeway has fed demand on the North Shore,” Procopio said. “We expect that most residents will fall into the young professional category, but with some down-sizers and baby boomers from the suburbs.”
The 259 apartments range from 484-square-foot studios, starting at $1,730 per month, to 949-square-foot two-bedrooms, starting at $2,705. The one-bedrooms (620 square feet) start at $1,985. “So many people who work in Boston don’t want to live in the city, or they don’t want the high rents,” Procopio said.
Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy a variety of activities highlighted by a Peloton spin studio and an outdoor fitness area, but the Caldwell has gone one step further.
“As developers, we’re always chasing the next cool thing when we design a building,” Procopio said. “Everyone has a gym, but we have a 25-foot climbing wall. It has an easy and a hard track.”
Decorated with murals and art created by artists affiliated with Beyond Walls, Lynn’s citizen-driven urban renewal organization, the Caldwell also includes a game room, coffee and sports bars, a bike room, and a virtual butler, Hello Alfred, an app-based concierge service. It won’t polish your Batmobile or clean your apartment like Rosie from “The Jetsons,” but it will help you ship a package or order groceries for delivery.
The Caldwell is located at 34 Munroe St. in Lynn; livecaldwell.com.
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