For Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, Inc., design includes not only knowing how to make a facade look great, but how to create success for their clients - whether that involves transforming a student dining hall from a neglected space to a must-visit destination, or conducting diplomacy that cultivates neighborhood support for a new multi-family building. Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, Inc. is a Cambridge-based architectural firm of 70+ people who enjoy putting design into action on behalf of their clients. They bring an uncommon combination of business insight and creative problem-solving to each of their projects. The results speak for themselves: since 1982, PCA's thoughtful, award-winning design has generated one success after another for their clients - projects that thrive in the marketplace and bring lasting value to their community.
May 27, 2020
Permit Pulled for Sprinkler Install at Brookline Senior Housing Development
A permit has been pulled for the install of a new sprinkler system at the new residential building at 370 Harvard St. in Brookline. The Harold and Ronald Brown Family House will feature 62 units of senior housing connected to the neighboring Congregation Kehillath Israel. The affordable 1 & 2 bedroom units will be leased to seniors 62 years of age and older with a range of incomes.
May 27, 2020
$2M Plumbing & Gas Permits Pulled for Allston Mixed-Use Project
Permits valued at over $2M have been pulled for the plumbing and gas install for BLDG 89 along Brighton Avenue in Allston. The upcoming mixed-use project will feature 129 apartments and 7,500 square feet of retail space. The development will also include 79 at-grade parking spaces and storage space for 138 bicycles.
May 20, 2020
Permit Pulled for Sprinkler Install at 37 North Beacon
A permit has been pulled to install the sprinkler system at 37 North Beacon Street in Allston. The upcoming 2-building project will include a total of 83 residences, 74 apartments & 9 condos. Amenities within the project are set to include a rooftop terrace with Boston skyline views, a fitness center, and a street-level art gallery.
Apr 29, 2020
Electrical Permit Issued for BLDG 89 in Allston
An electrical permit valued at $870000.00 has been issued for the upcoming mixed-use project BLDG 89 along Brighton Avenue in Allston. The new building will feature 129 apartments ranging in size from studios through 2-bedrooms along with 3 ground floor retail spaces.
Apr 28, 2020
Window Install Nearly Complete for The Harold & Ronald Brown Family House in Brookline
Window install is wrapping up for the Harold & Ronald Brown Family House along Harvard Street in Brookline. The building which is connected to the neighboring Congregation Kehillath Israel (KI) will feature 62 units of senior housing along with 1,000 square feet of commercial space. The development will also include a new pocket park.
Apr 24, 2020
MHP Closes on $2.5M Permanent Loan for Walker Park Apartments
Continuing its history of supporting Urban Edge’s efforts to provide affordable housing for the residents of Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Mattapan, the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) has just closed on a $2.5 million low-interest permanent loan for Walker Park Apartments.
Located at 67 and 80 Walnut Park and just north of Egleston Square, Walker Park features 49 new affordable apartments in two energy-efficient buildings built on lots previously occupied by single-family homes that were vacant. One building is next to a public park and another is next to a branch of a Boston Public Library.
Named after the late Delphine Walker, neighborhood activist and mother who raised her family at 80 Walnut Park, Walker Park Apartments consists of 13 one-, 28 two- and 8 three-bedroom apartments. Thirty-eight apartments are affordable to households below 60 percent of area median income and 11 are affordable to families earning under 30 percent of area median income. Five of these homes are set aside for families transitioning from homelessness. Six of these homes are set aside for people with disabilities.
MHP’s $2.5 million loan enabled Urban Edge to secure low-cost financing with a 16-year term and 30-year amortization at an annual fixed interest rate of 3.88 percent. This was done through what’s known as a direct bond placement in which tax-exempt bonds issued by MassDevelopment were purchased by Bank of America, with its proceeds converted to an MHP permanent loan upon completion of construction and leasing of apartments.
“During these uncertain times, we are proud to be able to provide Urban Edge with this low-cost financing so it can continue to provide affordable housing and services to the neighborhoods and people it has served so well for over five decades,” said Clark Ziegler, MHP’s executive director. “Strong community-based nonprofits like Urban Edge hold the city’s neighborhoods together and we’re proud to support them at a time when they are needed more than ever.”
Apr 17, 2020
With Additional Safety Protocols in Place Construction Continues at Arsenal Yards
With additional safety measures in place, construction continues at Arsenal Yards in Watertown. The project team has reduced the workforce on-site by around 70% which allows for those at work to maintain social distancing guidelines. Workers must also complete a drive-thru temperature check every morning and supervisors are keeping daily logs to ensure no worker is permitted to work if they are unwell. At the site currently, exterior work is ongoing for the mixed-use building set to include the Roche Brothers, parking, and a portion of the 300+ apartments of Blvd & Bond. Foundation & footing work is also ongoing for the other two apartment buildings toward the center of the site. When open Blvd & Bond will offer modern studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments along with a sleek fitness center, roof deck, and welcoming club room.
Apr 05, 2020
Construction Continues at Trio Newton: Pre-Leasing Now Underway
Both exterior and interior work is ongoing at Trio in the heart of Newtonville with pre-leasing underway for expected move in this summer. The modern building will feature a total of 140 apartments along with 39,745 square feet of ground-floor retail space and an underground garage with 236 vehicle parking spaces and over 180 bicycle storage spaces. 110 surface parking spaces will also be provided for commercial patrons. Residents will have access to 2 roof decks, a private library/conference room, plus a fitness center with a yoga room and spin studio.
Mar 08, 2020
Interior Finish Work Underway at Trio Newton
With expected opening this summer, interior finishing is underway for Trio Newton. The mixed-use project will feature 140 apartments with 39,745 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Resident amenities offered will include 2 roof decks, an outdoor plaza with cafe seating, a club room with library/conference room, and a fitness center with breakout yoga and spin studios.
Mar 06, 2020
Framing Nearly Complete for Senior Housing Development in Brookline
Framing is nearly complete for the upcoming affordable senior housing development at 370 Harvard St. in Brookline. The Harold & Ronald Brown Family House will feature 62 apartments for seniors 62 years of age and older along with 1,000 square feet of commercial space. The building will be physically and programmatically connected with Congregation Kehillath Israel.
Mar 05, 2020
Site Clear at for BLDG 89 in Allston
Demo is complete and site work is now underway at 89 Brighton Ave. in Allston. The upcoming mixed-use project will feature 129 apartments with 7,500 square feet of retail space. The project will also include 79 parking spaces and storage space for 138 bicycles along with a transit screen in the lobby.
Mar 03, 2020
Foundation, Core, Frame, and Renovation Work Continues at Arsenal Yards
Progress continues on the 7-building live, work, play destination, Arsenal Yards along the Charles River in Watertown. Foundation and core work is ongoing for buildings C and D which will be the apartments and retail space surrounding Bond Square. Framework construction continues for buildings B and F which will become residential/mixed-use and the Hampton Inn Suites, respectively. Renovations on the original structures, buildings A and E are finishing as many retail tenants have moved in. The most recent opening being the Majestic 7 movie theater which offers the lovely reclining seats and a full bar.
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