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Total Square Footage 56,172

General

Established 1989
Employees 11
Website http://www.abacusarchitects.com/
Phone Number (617) 562-4446

Description

Abacus Architects + Planners was founded in 1989 and has been helping New England communities plan for growth and improve their public buildings ever since.

The 11 person office includes three licensed architects and seven designers with Architecture degrees. Under the leadership of partners David Pollak and David Eisen our staff uses its computer modeling, physical modeling, analytic and design skills to formulate, present and evaluate site and building options.

 

Updates

2Life Communities
- Apr 17, 2019

CO Issued for 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue

A certificate of occupancy has been issued for The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg House at 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton. The senior housing development features 61 affordable apartments and 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Seven residences will be reserved for formerly homeless seniors, and five residences will be reserved for seniors with lifelong disabilities. A second-floor pedestrian bridge connects 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue to 2Life Communities existing 700-unit campus and amenities.

 


2Life Communities
- Dec 12, 2018

Construction Continues on Senior Housing Development in Brighton

Exterior work is wrapping up and interior fit-out continues for the new senior housing development at 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton. The project will include 61 affordable, senior residences, a mix of studios and one bedrooms, along with 3,500sf of ground floor retail space.  As part of the development, a small public plaza will be constructed along Chestnut Hill Avenue.

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Dellbrook | JKS
- Aug 15, 2018

Framing and Exterior Work Continue on New Senior Housing Development in Brighton

Framing and Exterior work continues at 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton.  This upcoming senior housing development will include 61 affordable apartments, 3,500 square feet of ground floor retail and 21 parking spaces.  A pedestrian bridge is set to connect the building to the Jewish Community Housing campus next door to allow residents to access their senior-friendly amenities.

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132 Chestnut Hill Avenue
- Sep 20, 2017

Construction of 61 new affordable senior housing units begins in Brighton


General contractor Dellbrook | JKS has completed demolition of pre-existing structures at 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, the future site of 61 affordable senior housing units with 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail developed by Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE). Dellbrook | JKS will soon commence site work including earthwork and ledge removal to prepare the site for foundation construction. The upcoming six-story building at 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue will be located adjacent to the proponent's existing 700-unit Brighton housing senior housing community, replacing a blighted, long-vacant house.


132 Chestnut Hill Avenue
- Aug 31, 2017

Zoning Board approves new affordable senior housing in Brighton, proponent acquires development site


An upcoming 61-unit affordable senior housing building located at 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton will move forward with construction following the City of Boston's Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)'s approval of the project this week. Developed by Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE) and located adjacent to the proponent's existing 700-unit Brighton housing senior housing community, 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue will include seven units reserved for formerly homeless seniors and five units reserved for seniors with lifelong disabilities. 3,500 square feet of neighborhood-friendly retail will be located on the building's ground floor. 132 Chestnut Hill Avenue will replace a blighted, vacant house which stands on a 0.3-acre parcel; JCHE acquired the property this week for $380,500 from the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who acquired the property in 2004 for $625,000 with the intention of constructing affordable housing.


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