Joe Albanese founded Commodore Builders 15 years ago. In 2012, Commodore Builders accelerated the growth and increased the capacity to serve clients with the acquisition of A.J. Martini, Inc., a 60-year old construction management firm with an exceptional reputation for quality and integrity.
Commodore’s projects range from tenant interiors to ground-up facilities. The work spans multiple markets including Commercial, Institutional, Healthcare and Life Science. Commodore’s senior leaders have deep roots in Boston and strong ties to the building community. Each of Commodore’s principals has more than twenty years of experience working with the industry’s finest construction management firms. This experience has enabled Commodore to deliver a new level of industry best practices for project controls and management and an unprecedented passion for client service.
Dec 04, 2019
Fire Alarm and Electrical Permits Pulled for 69 A St.
Permits valued at over $1.17M have been pulled for both electrical and fire alarm install at 69 A. Street in South Boston. The building is undergoing a renovation of expansion that will create 33,700 square feet of office space and 12,000 square feet of retail space, including space for a new gym. An on-site parking garage will also be built with the capacity for 18 cars.
Nov 14, 2019
Conservatory Lab Charter School in Dorchester Tops Off
The Conservatory Lab Charter School coming to Columbia Road in Dorchester has topped off. The 43,5000 square foot facility will serve both elementary and uppers school students (around 275 in total). Common resource spaces at the school would include a courtyard, a centralized dining commons, a gymnasium, a media library, a visual arts studio and a collection of small, medium and large acoustically-tuned ensemble spaces. Shared spaces such as the dining commons, gymnasium, and large ensemble would be located along the building’s ground floor to activate the streetscape and welcome the community.
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Oct 30, 2019
Construction Continues at 69A St. as Permits Pulled for Utility Work
Construction is ongoing for the renovation and addition at 69A Street in South Boston as permits are pulled for utility work around the site. The project will revive brick and beam building formerly utilized as a rivet factory by the Standard Rivet Company and include around 33,700 square feet of office space and 12,000 square feet of retail.
Aug 12, 2019
Construction Underway for Expansion of 69 A St.
Construction is underway for the renovation and expansion of 69 A Street in South Boston. The project will add a three-story addition to the existing factory building and a six-story addition at the rear of the building. When complete 69 A St. will feature over 51,000 square feet of office space along with 12,000 square feet of retail including room for a new fitness facility.
Aug 02, 2019
Electrical Permit Pulled for Dorchester Charter School
An electrical permit has been pulled for the Conservatory Lab Charter School coming to Columbia Road in Dorchester. The new 43,5000 square foot school building will serve as a permanent location for its Elementary and Upper School. Along with classroom space, the school will also include a courtyard, a centralized dining commons, a gymnasium, a media library, and a visual arts studio.
Jul 11, 2019
Permit Pulled for 69A Street in Southie
A permit has been pulled for the expansion and renovation of the former factory building at 69A Street in South Boston. As part of the project, a section of the existing structure at the rear of the building will be demolished and a 6 story addition will take its place. This rear addition will then connect to another addition, 2 stories on top of the existing 3 story building. The finished product will house a mix of office, retail, and fitness space.
Jun 10, 2019
Interior Finishing Wrapping up for The Whitney: Anticipated Opening August 1st
Interior finishing is wrapping up for Beacon Hill's newest hotel, The Whitney. The 66 room project features a redesign and renovation of the John Jeffries house on the site along with a 12,000 square foot addition. On-site amenities will include a fitness center, Peregine restaurant, and a landscaped courtyard. The Whitney is now booking reservations for August 1st.
Mar 20, 2019
Dorchester Charter School Receives $27 Million in Construction Financing
The upcoming Conservatory Lab Charter School in Dorchester, MA has received $27,038,292 in construction financing via Civic Builders and the Conservatory Lab Charter School Foundation, inc.
The approved project will construct a three-story, 43,500-square-foot school building at 395 Columbia Road in Dorchester. The building would serve as a permanent location for its Elementary and Upper School (approximately 275 students in grades 3-8), currently located nearby in Dorchester.
Mar 12, 2019
Facade Install Complete for The Whitney: Blends New Construction with Historic Building
The brick facade for the new construction 12,000 square foot addition to The Whitney is in place, mirroring the brick on the historic John Jeffries house that is being renovated as part of the development project. In total, the new boutique hotel will feature 65 guest rooms, include 4 suites. A new restaurant created by the award-winning team of Joshua Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri will be housed on the first floor of the building.
The project, named for Henry Melville Whitney—an American Industrialist and founder of the West End Railway Company, blends in well with the surrounding Beacon Hill neighborhood. The Whitney expects to welcome guests on July 1st, 2019.
Mar 06, 2019
Building Permit Granted for Conservatory Lab Charter School
A building permit has been granted for the Conservatory Lab Charter School project in Dorchester.
The project calls to construct a three-story, 43,500-square-foot school building at 395 Columbia Road in Dorchester. The building would serve as a permanent location for its Elementary and Upper School (approximately 275 students in grades 3-8), currently located nearby in Dorchester.
Jan 15, 2019
CO Issued for Boulevard on the Greenway
A Certificate of Occupancy has been issued for Boulevard on the Greenway, the 36 unit luxury condo building overlooking the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The project also includes just over 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Residents will have access to an automated parking system, fitness center, and club room.
Dec 19, 2018
Exterior Work Ongoing for The Whitney in Beacon Hill
Exterior work is ongoing for the 12,000sf addition to The Whitney (formerly John Jeffries House) in Beacon Hill. The project will convert the historic building into a 66 room boutique hotel set to open in spring 2019. The hotel will feature a restaurant and bar that open onto a beautifully landscaped courtyard.
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