Adams School Condominiums
This project, on the former Marada Adams School site on Munjoy Hill, covers 1.5 acres in a residential neighborhood. Once bisected by Beckett Street, the site has been a school and neighborhood playground/green space since 1958.
The design criteria were clear: reclaim a brownfield site, contribute to the family housing mix on Munjoy Hill, provide a neighborhood green space, design buildings to reflect the surrounding 19th- and early 20th-century housing, and restore traditional entry patterns and visibility to Casco Bay by reestablishing Beckett Street as a private/public pedestrian way.
The park, which keeps the sightlines of Beckett Street open, provides a pedestrian and bicycle pathway, a playground, and a gathering space.
Photo Credit: © Jeff Stevensen