9 Medford Street

Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

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Our History

Metro9 exists thanks to the adaptive reuse of a century-old cold storage facility — at one point it held over 1 million lobsters! It has now been reborn as a bold, luxurious residential community.

Metro9, formerly Millbrook Cold Storage, underwent an enormous and thorough transformation. The robust, industrial infrastructure provides strength and integrity rarely seen in a building of this scale.

At any one time the building had 10-12 tons and $5 million dollars’ worth of lobster tails.

Green Living

Metro9 has been developed using ecologically friendly strategies in both the redesign and reconstruction of the original building as well as green systems for residences and common spaces.

As a result, Metro9 has received a LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

2,011,807 Gallons of water saved every year

325 Metric tons of waste diverted during construction

2,400,000 KWH of electricity saved every year

1,455 Metric tons of CO2 offset every year

Pet Friendly

Metro 9 is pet-friendly! The building is equipped the building with amenities perfect for your furry friend’s lifestyle. The building’s Pet Washing Salon is equipped with shampoos, treats and grooming tools to keep your pets nice and clean!

Creative Living

Art and artists’ culture is such an important part of Somerville that we have designated 5 loft-style homes for artist live/work spaces. Metro9 is home to an art amenity space that can be used as gallery space for the community’s work, for art functions, and as artist workspace. Our lobby, common spaces and hallways feature inspirational works of art from local artists. Our artists are free to collaborate, share and inspire one another.