Melissa’s background in architecture and city planning is foundational to her approach to commercial real estate development. Passionate about mixed-use development and city building, she strives to create vibrant and authentic urban places that are both transformational and sustainable. She believes in developing quality product with access to the kind of open space and amenities that make cities more livable and improve the adjacent communities. Her past experience encompasses some of the most prominent mixed-use developments in Boston and Cambridge.
At L Street Station, she’s most excited about the opportunity to open the waterfront to the public for the first time in over a century! By reintegrating the power plant land into the surrounding urban fabric, a new corner of South Boston will be created for Bostonians and visitors alike to enjoy. The conservation of the historic turbine halls not only preserves beautiful and significant architectural artifacts but will also offer the opportunity for authentic placemaking through their adaptive reuse. The retail, civic and cultural uses located within them will be the heart of the development.
Melissa received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Ohio State University. She also earned her Master of Science in Real Estate Development and Master in City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.