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Northeast ARC

Danvers, MA

Category: Workplace

Size: 26,000 SF

Location: Danvers, MA

This project was developed to help revitalize the Liberty Tree Mall, through the adaptive reuse of retail space into office space and service facility for Northeast ARC.

The not-for-profit Northeast ARC is one of the country’s largest and oldest chapters of ARC, a nationwide network providing lifelong opportunities for the intellectually and developmentally disabled and their families. The ARC is focused on unlocking potential in people with disabilities. In a design / build delivery partnership with MRG Construction, the 26,000 sf Center for Linking Lives brings community facing programs and training within direct view of the community it serves. Providing services from skills development and career advising, to residential and living support the headquarters is a vital part of the North Shore community. Northeast ARC’s vision was to create an engaging, collaborative, inviting space that better supported the community they serve. Locating the facility in a high traffic, traditionally retail environment, allowed for higher visibility of the Organization and their contribution to the community. Mall goers are able to get a glimpse of the work that ARC does, and shop in their retail store, Parcels, which sells products created by people with disabilities.

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