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Paul Ognibene Announces Opening of BRIX Sales Gallery

Luxury Condominium Residences – Now Taking Reservations

Salem – (From l to r) The Honorable Kimberly Driscoll, Mayor of Salem, MA, and Paul Ognibene, CEO and Founder of Cambridge-based development company, Urban Spaces.  The pair, along with other dignitaries and members of the development team, recently celebrated the Grand Opening of the Sales Gallery for BRIX.  A new 61-unit condominium building in historic Salem’s downtown, BRIX is being developed by the joint venture of Paul Ognibene / Urban Spaces and Duke Montaigne / Diamond Sinacori.  For more information, see www.BrixSalem.com.

Salem, MA, October 26, 2020 – Paul Ognibene, the founding partner and primary developer of BRIX, a new 61 unit condominium building under construction in downtown Salem, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Sales Gallery. As Salem’s first concierge building, the residents of BRIX can expect an unparalleled level of comfort and service in these new condominium homes. High-end designer finishes, an inviting roof terrace, club room, fitness studio, and underground garage parking are just a few of the thoughtfully-designed amenities. This signature building is just steps from a short train or ferry ride into Boston.  BRIX was developed jointly by Paul Ognibene / Urban Spaces and Duke Montaigne / Diamond Sinacori, and is expected to be ready for occupancy in Summer 2021.

“The opportunity to work with the City of Salem in an open and collaborative manner has been incredibly gratifying.  We’re proud to have had the opportunity to develop a building that will make a beautiful contribution to historic downtown Salem, one of America’s municipal treasures,” said Paul Ognibene, CEO of Urban Spaces.

The Sales Gallery is located at 32 Church Street, just around the corner from BRIX, and was designed under the direction of Paul Ognibene.  It is intended to introduce prospective homeowners to a selection of available unit plans, materials and finishes, and a broad range of pricing options.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to get to know the neighborhood in-depth and to have a real sense of the unique pedestrian lifestyle offered by BRIX.  During individually-scheduled appointments, prospective buyers can preview one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom offerings, including a collection of spectacular penthouse residences.

“There’s already been incredible interest and we’re excited to open the BRIX Sales Gallery and start taking reservations,” said Paul Ognibene.  “The thought and care that has gone into every detail of this building cannot be overstated and we’re looking forward to sharing that with prospective homeowners.”

Condominium homes at BRIX are priced from the low-$400,000s to over $1 million for water-view penthouses.  Sales Gallery appointments can be reserved at BRIXSalem.com.

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Urban Spaces, LLC is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based real estate development company.  Founded in 2004 by CEO Paul Ognibene, Urban Spaces has earned a regional reputation for award-winning developments that revitalize and enhance emerging and well-established neighborhoods.  The company has a broad range of experience, including new construction, adaptive reuse, and historic preservation in both the private and public sectors.  In addition to being an innovator, Urban Spaces is also an influencer and is known for forecasting and advancing many of the important urban trends that we see today, such as micro-units, modular construction, and NetZero environmental design.  Urban Spaces continues to make important contributions to enhance the urban fabric of its host communities.   For more information, visit UrbanSpacesLLC.com

Building The ‘Burbs

Paul Ognibene Builds BRIX in Salem, MA

Paul Ognibene can remember when Salem was mostly known as a tourist attraction during Halloween season. While Salem remains a favorite destination for visitors from across the country during that time, the city is also the home of one of the hottest residential real estate markets along the North Shore. Paul Ognibene is proud to announce that Urban Spaces is providing an opportunity for those looking to live in a community on the rise in the form of a high-end condominium building, BRIX. The community will offer 61 units from one to three bedrooms, as well as the exclusive Penthouse Collection.

Paul Ognibene is particularly proud of this venture as Urban Spaces is again collaborating with frequent partner Diamond Sinacori, LLC. The two companies are always looking for ways to provide great residential and commercial real estate that will benefit local communities, as was the case with The Lancaster, Boston’s first LEED Gold-certified condominium, which included 35% affordable units. With the discovery of an available vacant courthouse on Washington Street in Salem, Paul Ognibene and Diamond Sinacori CEO Merrill Diamond recognized the development potential of the property in this historic downtown.

As with any real estate project with which Paul Ognibene and Urban Spaces are involved, the goal is to provide value to the local community. Salem’s residential architecture features many facades with brick exteriors, so Paul Ognibene wanted to ensure that the design of the condominiums was complementary to the neighborhood fabric. At BRIX, visitors and residents will be greeted by a two-story lobby with an elevator and a full-service concierge desk. During the spring and summer, a beautiful terrace will be available featuring gas grills, a fire pit, and comfortable seating. Residents will have access to a fitness center, underground parking, dedicated storage, a club room for events, bike racks, and more.

BRIX condominiums will provide residents with ideal city living accommodations. From high-end designer finishes to kitchens filled with Bosch appliances, residents will enjoy modern living in a historic district. Paul Ognibene introduced the project by saying, “Our work at BRIX builds on the core mission of Urban Spaces and will enhance and revitalize this important part of downtown Salem.”