Construction Ongoing for Worcester Courthouse Redevelopment
Construction is fast progressing on the redevelopment of the former Worcester County Courthouse with framing going up and MEPs being roughed in. The courthouse, which was originally built in 1843, is being converted into 114 mixed-income apartments, ranging in size from studios through 3-bedrooms. Amenities will include a resident club room, a fitness center, gallery and workspaces for artists and programming space.
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Foundation Work Underway for Kendall East
Foundation work is moving along for Urban Spaces Kendall East Project. The two-building project will include 136 apartments along with over 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Units will range in size from studios through three bedrooms, many featuring private outdoor space. The buildings will share two levels of below-grade parking consisting of 142 spaces and an additional 159 bicycle spaces. An expansive half-acre courtyard will join the parcels, providing green space and stadium seating for the neighborhood. Construction of the complex is expected to be completed in 2021.
Eventide Phase II Assisted Living Taking Shape at Union Point
Framing is nearly complete for Eventide Phase II at Union Point in Weymouth. The 4-story 162,000 square foot building will include a total of 107 units of assisted living. The first phase of the project, Fairing Way features a 104 residential unit senior living community with a clubhouse and a 46 bed, on-site, long term care nursing facility.
CO Issued for Condos at 88 Wareham
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the 27 luxury condos at 88 Wareham Street in the South End. The building also features a landscaped rooftop terrace and garden, fully automated parking garage and ground-floor retail/restaurant space.
CO Issued for Apartments at Coppersmith Village
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the 56 apartments at Coppersmith Village in East Boston along with the core and shell of the ground-floor commercial space that will feature a restaurant with outdoor cafe space. Coppersmith Village will also include 15 new ownership condo townhomes along Liverpool Street that runs parallel to Border Street where the apartment buildings are located.
Interior Finishing Ongoing for 88 Wareham
Luxury finishes are being installed for the 27 condo residences coming soon at 88 Wareham Street in the South End. The one and two-bedroom homes will feature Baltic Wood Elite oak flooring, Caesarstone countertops featuring a waterfall edge, white gloss cabinetry with two-tone grey edge banding and white glass tile backsplashes. The building will be topped by a 2,000 square foot landscaped terrace and garden and also features a fully automated parking garage.
Site Work Underway for Kendall East
With demo complete, site work is now underway for the upcoming mixed-use project Kendall East. The 211,000 square foot two-building development will include 136 residential units along with retail space and parking for 142 cars.. An expansive half-acre courtyard will connect the parcels along First, Hurley, and Charles Street providing green space for residents and the neighborhood. Construction of the complex is expected to be completed in 2021.
Construction Complete for The Graphic Lofts in Charlestown
Charlestown's newest luxury residential project, The Graphic Lofts, is now open. The project features a total of 171 rental units, a mix of studios through three bedrooms with prices ranging from $2071 up to $6365 per month. Amenities at The Graphic include a game room, fitness center, and concierge service. The ground floor of the project also includes a 5,000 square foot commercial space.
Tocci Selected as Builder for Worcester Courthouse Redevelopment
Tocci Building Corporation has been named Construction Manager for the historic restoration of the former Worcester County Courthouse in Worcester, MA. Tocci is joining Trinity Financial and The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT) to deliver this multi-family, residential, preservation, and adaptive reuse effort. The 202,000 square-foot building will be converted into 117 market-rate and affordable apartment units. The amenities will premier a museum dedicated to “American bicycle racer Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (1878-1932), the world’s first African-American sports-superstar, who became known as “the Worcester Whirlwind” after his adopted hometown.” (Major Taylor Association, Inc.) Additionally, the historic courtrooms in both the majestic 1800s building and 1955 mid-century modern Annex will be restored to their previous grandeur and used for apartments and amenity space. The courthouse has been vacant since 2007 awaiting this transformation.
Cooperation between the City of Worcester and Trinity Financial has been impressive, as the City helped the development process with their abatement and building stabilization efforts. The construction team is excited about bringing an A+ work/live/play environment to this vibrant city with the support of local, minority and female labor. All in all, this project is a powerful example of Public-Private partnership.
This pivotal urban site is ideally nestled between Main Street, Highland St., Harvard St., Court St. and in close walking distance to Downtown Worcester and the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The historic restoration scope of work includes masonry restoration on the exterior façade as well as historic plaster restoration, millwork restoration, and window replication. The grounds surrounding the Courthouse will be restored and will feature tenant gathering spaces, green-life, trees, and re-imagined parking. The interior space will be transformed as three enormous courtyards (one is 74’ x 20’) spanning multiple floor levels, will bring natural light throughout the interior of the building and to adjacent apartments.
“It is an honor to work on a project of this scale, imagination and potential civic impact. The City has rightfully long-awaited the right team to take on the challenge of transforming a gorgeous and iconic building in the heart of their city. Trinity Financial, TAT, and Tocci is that right team. This promises to be another key piece in the on-going transformation of the City of Worcester. Tocci is proud to be a part of this effort.” -- Valentino Tocci
Tocci Selected by Urban Spaces as Builder for Kendall East
Tocci is teaming up with Urban Spaces and Perkins Eastman Architects to build a mixed-used development in Cambridge, MA. Following the demolition of several connected commercial buildings, construction has officially begun on Kendall East, the 211,000 SF, two-building development featuring both residential units and retail space. Construction of the complex is expected to be completed in 2021.
When completed, the development will be comprised of two wood frame buildings: one four-story and one six-story, constructed over steel and concrete podium. This tight urban worksite, which encompasses 97-111 First Street, 18 Hurley Street, and 21-29 Charles Street, is a short walk to Kendall Square, Lechmere Station, and Cambridge Crossing. The cumulative 136 apartments will be a mix of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom units, with 16 designated as affordable. The residential structure on First Street will feature five levels of housing, 118 luxury apartment units, and a rooftop deck. Balconies will be included on 28 of the units and two units will also feature patio spaces. The second structure at 22 Hurley Street will include 18 residential units over four stories. Eight units will have balconies and outdoor patio space will be available to all tenants. The buildings will share two levels of below-grade parking consisting of 142 spaces and an additional 159 bicycle spaces. An expansive half acre courtyard will join the parcels, providing green space and stadium seating for the neighborhood. The development will also include a bike and pedestrian mid-block connector linking Charles and Hurley Street.
“We’re pleased to build this great project on a demanding site with an excellent architect and engineering team. Kendall East is the centerpiece of Urban Spaces’s First Street Corridor development and sets the benchmark for Cambridge’s renewal of First Street. Tocci is honored to be building with Urban Spaces,” said John Tocci, CEO of Tocci Construction Corporation.
“With office and lab space in Kendall Square and East Cambridge nearly at full occupancy, the demand for apartments in East Cambridge has never been greater,” said Paul Ognibene, CEO of Urban Spaces. “In addition to the housing and retail, Kendall East will be providing beautiful green space to the evolving First Street Corridor.”
With a blend of residential, retail, and open space, this development is adding vitality to the one mile stretch between the Lechmere MBTA station and Kendall Square, the heart of the Cambridge life science market.
Washington Capital Retains Tocci For Union Point
Rendering courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects
Washington Capital Management, Inc., on behalf of one or more investment management clients, has retained Tocci Building Corporation to provide development support services for Union Point. The property is the 1400 acre redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station formerly known as Southfield. Tocci will assist Washington Capital with land use documentation and selection of a new Master Developer. Services include liaison with the Southfield Redevelopment Authority and landowner responsibilities. Tocci was the former Program Manager for Union Point through 2017 and provided a broad range of planning and construction services.
88 Wareham Facade in Place
Facade work is wrapping up and window install is nearly complete for the new luxury condo project, 88 Wareham in the South End. The development will include 27 units, a mix of one and two bedrooms, along with a 2,000 square foot roof terrace. Units will feature custom finishes including Baltic Wood Elite oak flooring and Caesarstone countertops with waterfall edges. A fully automated, valet parking garage will round out the amenities.