Established in 1972, W. L. French Excavating Corporation (WLF) is a privately owned family business that provides a broad range of construction services including; Mass Excavation, Site Remediation, Heavy Utility Construction & Installation, Soil & Waste Management, and Snow Services for clients throughout the New England region. WLF’s forty plus years of construction experience is bolstered by its team of 185 construction professionals and a fleet of 250 pieces of heavy equipment.
Aug 21, 2019
Steel Framing Ongoing for 50 Rogers St. in Kendall Square
Steel framing is rising for the upcoming 6-story residential building at 50 Rogers Street in Kendall Square. The U-shaped building is set to include 136 apartments along with parking for 102 cars in a below-grade garage. Units will be a mix of studio, 1, and 2 bedrooms. 50 Rogers is expected to welcome first residents next summer.
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Jul 02, 2019
Facade Install Nearly Complete for 1st Phase of Packard Crossing
Facade install is almost complete for the first phase of the Packard Crossing development in Allston. This first phase integrates the new four-story building into the existing Victorian house on the site and will feature 38 apartments. Underneath the building, a parking garage was also constructed with space for 39 cars. The second phase of the project will construction another larger building along Brighton Avenue to feature 76 units and around 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail along with another 175 parking spaces.
Jun 11, 2019
Steel Work Expected to Kick Off Soon for 50 Rogers St. in Kendall Square
Construction on the two-level underground garage at 50 Rogers Street in Kendall Square is nearly complete and steel erection is expected to start soon. The 6-story project will feature 136 rental units along with parking for 102 cars and 142 bicycles. The building that has been designed with cues from the historic industrial buildings in Kendall Square is expected to be complete in Summer 2020.
Jun 10, 2019
Facade Install Nearly Complete for 249 Third St. in Kendall Square
Facade install is nearly complete for the new 5-story apartment building at 249 Third Street in Kendall Square. The project will include 84 apartments and 1,540 square feet of ground-floor retail. Apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms including 28 studios, 46 one bedrooms, 8 two-bedrooms, and 2 three-bedrooms. Resident amenities will include a private roof deck and landscaped courtyard. Construction is expected to be complete later this summer.
Jun 03, 2019
Foundation Construction Ongoing for The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf
Foundation work is ongoing along the East Boston Waterfront for The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf. The upcoming 107 unit luxury project has already sold 50% of the units in Phase II. Resident amenities at The Mark will include an outdoor waterfront terrace along with a billiards lounge and movie/golf lounge. The development is located just a few blocks from Maverick Square.
Apr 09, 2019
Education First's New Building in NorthPoint Nearly Complete
With the expected opening this spring, construction is in the final stages for Education First's new building in Cambridge's NorthPoint neighborhood. The new 12-story, 300,000-square-foot building will feature student housing, educational, office, and retail space. Open green space is also being created on the EF III site, including a flex-field large enough to accommodate a 5v5 soccer match and West Park, which will provide a quiet public area with seating areas.
Mar 27, 2019
Site Work Begins for The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf
With sales of the luxury waterfront building already underway, site work has started for The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf in East Boston. The project will include 107 condominium residences with over 6,500 square feet of ground-floor public shared workspace. Resident amenities at The Mark will include a 5,045 square foot private elevated courtyard with grilling areas, fitness and wellness spaces, lounge areas and small, programmable function spaces. As part of the project, a new 240 linear foot Harborwalk section will be constructed along Boston Harbor, filling a missing link in the Harborwalk between Carlton Wharf and Lo Presti Park.
Mar 13, 2019
Construction is Now Complete at Harmon Apartments
Construction is now complete at the Harmon Apartments at 2045 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester.
The residential building is located steps from Ashmont Station featuring 36 apartments designated for people with significant physical disabilities. 30 apartments are designated affordable, and six are offered at market rate.
All apartments are fully accessible, featuring specialized support technology and services. Apartments include 26 one-bedrooms and 10 two-bedrooms and feature automatic door openers, as well as HVAC and lighting systems controllable by smartphone.
Mar 01, 2019
Exterior Work Ongoing for Phase One of Packard Crossing
Construction is ongoing with windows in place and exterior work moving forward for Phase One of Packard Crossing in Allston. This first phase of the project will include 38 rental units between the new construction building and the renovated Victorian house on the site. The second phase of Packard Crossing will construct a second new building at 45-55 Brighton Avenue containing 76 residential units and 3,050 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Feb 26, 2019
Facade Work Begins for 249 Third Street in Kendall Square
With structural framing complete, brick facade install is starting at 249 Third Street just outside Kendall Square. This new building is set to include 84 apartments, a mix of studios through three bedrooms. Resident amenities will include a private roof deck along with a fitness center and yoga room.Construction is set to be complete in late summer.
Feb 25, 2019
Construction Complete at 399 Binney in Cambridge
Construction is now complete for the 164,000 square foot office, lab, and retail project at 399 Binney Street in Kendall Square. Over 75% of the space is already spoken for with new tenants, Rubius Therapeutics, Relay Therapeutics and Celsius Therapeutics in the process of fit-out and move in. The building also features a green roof deck.
Feb 25, 2019
Work Ongoing for Below Grade Parking at 50 Rogers St. in Kendall Square
Work is going for the two-level below grade parking garage that will hold just over 100 cars and 142 bikes at 50 Rogers Street. The project in Kendall Square will feature 136 rental units along with a landscaped courtyard and ground floor tenant amenity space. Construction is expected to be complete in Summer 2020.
Jan 04, 2018
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