Paul Ognibene Cohasset

Axiom – A Walker’s Delight on The First Street Corridor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Axiom, a transit-oriented, six-story mixed-use building, marks one of the initial projects along Cambridge’s First Street Corridor. Developed by Paul Ognibene of Cohasset, founder of Cambridge-based Urban Spaces, Axiom has enriched the vitality of the streetscape and is transforming First Street into a walker’s delight.

The brick-faced edifice, located at 159 First Street in Cambridge, was finished in June 2015 and completely leased up within a few months. The property was subsequently sold to the nationally renowned multi-family REIT, Aimco.

Axiom sits between two transportation hubs, the MBTA Green Line Lechmere station and Kendall Square Red Line station, each just a short walk away.

Anchored by the CambrideSide mall, retail shops are emerging to dot the First Street Corridor and create a walker’s paradise. Axiom is also minutes away from beautiful Toomey Park, which offers a welcome respite for pedestrians traversing the neighborhood.

The development has a bike score of 98 and a walk score of 91, making it the perfect place for emissions-conscious families and fitness-minded individuals. 

Cyclists particularly favor the development’s proximity to the Charles River bike paths and the private bike storage available on the premises. 

The spacious apartments—some featuring home offices—are stunningly designed by Kitchen & Associates. The pet-friendly, smoke-free apartments are equipped offer the best of urban living, including an array of amenities:

  • state-of-the-art fitness center with on-demand fitness videos
  • landscaped courtyard with complete with firepit
  • underground heated parking
  • an function room with comfortable seating, a wet bar, and a large-screen TV

By Paul Ognibene

Paul Ognibene Cohasset