A Master Plan for the Watertown Arsenal
While athenahealth has been a resident business in Watertown since 2005, we only purchased the property in 2013 from Harvard University. Shortly after, the Boston Globe published a story describing athenahealth’s vision for growing our presence on our new 29-acre home at the historic Watertown Arsenal. We immediately developed a 10 year plan that focuses on creating an open, permeable, and exciting campus for the community. The current conditions of the campus offer significant opportunities for community beautification and public activation for the once closed military installation.
Our company has embraced an open planning process engaging neighborhood and community groups, town officials, and the business community in dozens of meetings over 2.5 years. Our campus plan aims to balance necessary company growth with community and ecological needs of the campus. We are focused on enhancing community connectivity through open space, circulation, and amenities that transform the property from its past as a private campus to a permeable inviting pedestrian-oriented public environment. Our plan maintains open space and expands it through landscape enhancements and an integrated and comprehensive stormwater management strategy.