Coppersmith Village apartments on East Boston Waterfront top off, condominium foundation work underway
Coppersmith Village’s two multifamily buildings along Border Street, which will feature 56 rental apartments located steps from the East Boston Waterfront, have topped off at five stories tall. Along Liverpool Street, the foundation of 15 ownership condominium townhouses are being constructed. Green Zip R sheathing has been fully installed along the multifamily buildings’ facades, and exterior balconies have been framed. Installation of the multifamily buildings’ windows is expected to begin imminently, and roofing work is nearing completion. Once the multifamily buildings are sealed, interior finishing work will be able to commence. Construction of the townhouses’ wooden structural frames is expected to begin later this month. The following are photographs of Coppersmith Village:
Foundation work nearing completion at East Boston’s Coppersmith Village, featuring rammed aggregate piers installed by Helical Drilling
The foundation of Coppersmith Village, a $33 million mixed-use development in East Boston featuring 71 residences and approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, is nearing completion, with Helical Drilling about to complete installation of Geopier® Rammed Aggregate Pier® (RAP) elements in the development’s soil. RAP elements reinforce unsuitable soils, providing an improved subgrade in order to support conventional shallow footings and slab-on-grade floor loads. RAPs are particularly suitable for sites with caving soils, contaminated soils and/or shallow groundwater and provide enhanced stiffness of relatively soft soil layers, making RAPs an optimal choice to reinforce foundations of development projects built on sections of Boston, for instance the East Boston Waterfront, which were constructed through land-making with urban fill. RAP installation also generates little to no excess spoils and eliminates the need for casing or dewatering.
The foundation of Coppersmith Village’s south mixed-use building is complete; the building’s first-floor steel podium has been erected, and elevator shafts are about to top off at five stories tall. The south building’s concrete foundation base slab will be poured in mid-September, after which the top four floors will be framed with wood. Coppersmith Village's north mixed-use building’s foundation has been 80%-installed, and elevator shaft erection has begun. The north building’s steel podium will be erected starting the first week of September. Helical Drilling has completed installation of RAPs in the foundations of both mixed-use buildings, which are located along Border Street, and will install RAPs in the future foundation of Coppersmith Village’s 15 townhouse residences, which will be located along Liverpool Street, starting the first week of September. The following are photographs of Coppersmith Village, courtesy Tocci Building Corporation:
Initial demolition nears completion at East Boston’s Coppersmith Village mixed-use development
Initial demolition work is just about complete at Coppersmith Village, with only one partially-demolished structure left to clear. Following completion of demolition, work to construct foundations for Coppersmith Village’s two rental apartment buildings and 15 individually-owned townhouses will commence. In total, Coppersmith Village will feature 71 residences and approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of Coppersmith Village:
Demolition underway to make way for East Boston's Coppersmith Village
Demolition of existing buildings has commenced at the future site of East Boston's 71-unit mixed-income Coppersmith Village residential development. Once the buildings are cleared, foundation work will begin for Coppersmith Village's 2 main rental apartment buildings and 15 individual ownership townhouses. In addition to residences, Coppersmith Village will include approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following is a photograph of demolition underway at Coppersmith Village:
East Boston’s Coppersmith Village development closes financing, site work starts
Coppersmith Village developer Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc. (NOAH) closed Friday (December 16th) on over $26 million of funding, allowing the 71-unit mixed-income East Boston Waterfront development to proceed. Financing for Coppersmith Village is provided by the State of Massachusetts and East Boston Savings Bank. Site work at the Coppersmith Village site is now underway following completion of the project’s construction agreement earlier this month. Construction will last 18 to 24 months and will replace a vacant, deteriorating industrial site with housing and retail. Demolition of the industrial building will commence later this month or in early January. Tocci Building Companies is the project’s general contractor.