About Us

History

122 Chestnut was created through the historic adaptive reuse of the former YMCA building in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. The 122 Chestnut Street Buildinginterior of the structure, originally built in 1916 with later additions, was completely gutted allowing for great flexibility in the design of what turned out to be 99 large one and two bedroom contemporary apartments in 33 different floor plans. The original gymnasium and ball courts were fitted with two story, two bedroom townhouses. The historic character of the building contributed to apartments with high ceilings, large and/or arched windows, some with original moldings, terrazzo floors and fireplaces. All apartments were designed with large closet space, some with walk-in closets. An interior two level courtyard was created, the apartments facing the courtyard fitted with wrought iron balconies.

The apartment complex includes an attached five story parking garage. Along with street level entrances to the garage, tenants can access the garage by a covered walkway connecting the second floor of the apartment building with the fourth level of the parking structure.

The historic character of 122 Chestnut is protected, as 122 Chestnut is one of the buildings that constitute the Apremont Triangle Historic District which is on the federal register of Historic Places. Apremont Triangle evolved in the 1920s to serve the “motoring public” of its day. Among the automobile showrooms on the triangle at that time was the showroom for Rolls Royce of America which was manufacturing the Rolls Royce automobile in East Springfield, Massachusetts.entrance to 122 Chestnut

Location

One block south on Chestnut Street is the Springfield Library and the Museum Quadrangle which includes the Museum of Art, the Science Museum, the Museum of Springfield History, and the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. On the center green of the Museum Quadrangle is the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, honoring author Theodor Geisel, who was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The location of 122 Chestnut in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, makes for short walks to urban amenities, easy automobile access to Interstates I-91, I-291 and I-90, and short drives to Bay State Medical and Massachusetts Mutual, the major employers of the area.

Commuter rail service, starting in 2016, south to Hartford and New Haven and north to Northampton and Greenfield, will run from Union Station, a three block walk from 122 Chestnut.

Management

The apartment complex is professionally managed. The management office faces the entrance to the main lobby making for ready access to management staff. The maintenance staff includes on-site personnel who have over 15 years of experience caring for the property. Beyond routine daily maintenance, the on-site maintenance personnel are available, outside of normal business hours, for urgent matters

122 Chestnut refurbishes vacant apartments to the highest standard. Beyond thorough cleaning and re-painting, kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures and carpeting are replaced as needed, making rent ready apartments close to “as new”.

Corporate Apartments

122 Chestnut makes available corporate apartments which are fully furnished, with electricity, cable and parking included in the rent.