Our Story

Expect the Unexpected

At Arsenal Yards, we’re creating a true urban village.

Here, you can expect the freshest groceries from Roche Bros. & the newest films at the Majestic Cinemas. Expect stylish living options at Blvd & Bond apartments, state-of-the-art offices at YardWorks, and a good night's sleep at the Hampton by Hilton. Expect curated shops & eclectic dining. Expect afternoons in Arsenal Park & sunsets over the Charles River.

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By 2020, Arsenal Yards will have:

300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants 200,000 square feet of office space 150-room hotel 425 apartments and condos

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This is Arsenal Yards

Watch us rise

An aerial rendering of Arsenal Yards at night showing the completed development as it will look in 2020

The story of our streets

Like so many aspects of Arsenal Yards, our street names take inspiration from our town and its history. One of our main thoroughfares, Eldridge Avenue, was named for Abby Eldridge. Employed at the Watertown Arsenal during the Civil War, Ms. Eldridge petitioned for improved wages, better treatment and safer conditions for women. Today, the street name stands as a testament to her spirit, resilience and activism. As you walk through our neighborhood, Bond Street leads to Bond Square. These names pay homage to William Bond. Considered one the founders of Watertown, Mr. Bond was also the first Speaker of the Massachusetts Province House of Representatives in 1692. You’ll also notice Forge Road, inspired both by the forge shops and foundries that anchored the Arsenal and also by the meaning we associate with these words today: a uniting of people and elements. By introducing these names to a new generation, we celebrate our site’s history and look forward to its evolution.

Historic Restoration

The heart & soul of Arsenal Yards is a connection to its heritage and a commitment to its future. By intertwining the past & the present, Arsenal Yards will reexpose the two original arsenal buildings and create a truly unique urban street environment

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Curated Retail

Arsenal Yards is committed to creating an energized retail experience that brings together an eclectic mix of shops, a variety of local and regional restaurants, exciting entertainment venues, and a specialty grocer.

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Blvd & Bond Residences

Arsenal Yards will have a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments housed within three distinct residential buildings. 15% of the apartments homes will be designated affordable housing.

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Park & Bike Path

Green park land, winding bike paths, river access, pedestrian walkways, outdoor dining. Arsenal Yards is giving Watertown a new open-air center. This is the perfect setting to meet, to celebrate, and to connect.

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Boston. Born and bred.

Arsenal Yards is the brainchild of two companies, both rooted in New England and both singularly committed to creating exceptional destinations.


Boylston Properties is a Boston-based real estate developer of urban mixed-use product including retail, residential, hotel, corporate, and research buildings. With 30 years of experience and a contemporary vision, many of Boylston’s high visibility projects have become part of the new urban landscape in metropolitan Boston.


The Wilder Companies is a Boston-based real estate development, management and leasing firm specializing in the positioning of retail properties. Wilder’s mission is to create vibrant lifestyle centers, urban properties and mixed-use developments that exceed the expectations of customers, retailers, and investors. The Wilder Companies, in its 40 year history, has developed, managed, and leased over 20 million square feet of retail properties throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.