WL French Excavating Corporation At A Glance

Construction Complete: 22 |
Under Construction: 25 |
Interior Finishing: 3 |
Acquired by Proponent: 1 |
Project Approved: 1 |
Demolition: 1

Housing: 33 |
Office: 12 |
Retail: 19 |
Affordable Housing: 4 |
Educational: 10 |
Lab: 3 |
Parking: 8 |
Healthcare: 5 |
Hotel/Lodging: 4 |
Athletic: 2 |
Restaurant: 3 |
Industrial: 1

$0 - $10M: 19 | $10M - $100M: 13 | $100M+: 20


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Established 1972
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Established in 1972, W. L. French is amongst Boston's leading Site Excavating, Environmental Remediation and Soil Management firms and offers integrated construction and environmental services to both the public and private sector.  W. L. French employees over 230 industry professionals and has received numerous recognitions for its excellence in technical expertise as well as its continued growth, profitability and family run business; including the ENR New Record Top 600 Specialty Contractor, Largest Private Company, Largest Family Business and Pacesetter Awards with Boston Business Journal and three time recipient in Inc 500 \ 5000 fastest growing companies in the US including 2018. 



MIT Kendall Square Initiative
- Jul 12, 2020

Framing Underway for Kendall Square Residential Tower  Steel framing is underway at 165 Main Street in Kendall Square, the residential building within the MIT Kendall Square Initiative. The building will offer nearly 300 apartments along with 8,000 square feet of retail space. The 275-foot tower will capitalize on the site’s unmatched views of the Charles River and Back Bay with many units offering outdoor terraces. Amenities are set to include a resident lounge and a fitness center with spinning and yoga studios. Construction is expected to last through 2022.

125 Sumner Street
- Jul 06, 2020

Framing Begins for 125 Sumner St. in East Boston The foundation is under construction at 125 Sumner Street in East Boston. Additionally, early stages of its wooden framing have been constructed. One building on the site will contain 22 affordable rental apartment residences, and the other will contain 30 mixed-income condos. Apartments will include 3 and 4-bedrooms, and condominiums will include studio, one-, two- and three bedrooms. 14 condominiums will be designated affordable.

The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf
- Jul 01, 2020

Framing Ongoing for The Mark Luxury Condos in East Boston Wood framing is being constructed for the upcoming 107 unit luxury condo project, The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf. The 6-story building will also feature 6,500 square feet of shared workspace plus parking for 80 cars. Residents will have access to a private fitness center with several immersive entertainment lounges. Despite the project still being in the early stages of construction, around 70% of the units are already presold.

95 Fawcett Street
- Jun 28, 2020

Framing Underway for Cambridge Apt. Project Framing is rising for the upcoming apartment project at 95 Fawcett Street in Cambridge. The new building will include 44 apartments along with 48 vehicle and 60 bike parking spaces just a few blocks from Alewife Station. 

Packard Crossing
- Jun 26, 2020

Construction Continues on Phase 2 of Packard Crossing Foundation work is now advancing for Phase Two of Packard Crossing in Allston, metal framing is being laid for cement pouring. The two-building project will include a total of 114 apartments along with 3,050 square feet of retail space. Resident amenities will include a landscaped roof deck and a fitness center. 

Canal District Development
- Jun 24, 2020

Construction Continues on Polar Park Construction continues for Polar Park, the upcoming 10,000 seat home of the Worcester Red Sox. The construction team is currently backfilling the seating bowl and pouring the concrete seating risers. The park is expected to open in April 2021.  Photo: Polar Park

Hanover Mystic River
- Jun 23, 2020

Exterior Work Nearly Complete for 350 Unit Project Just North of Boston Exterior work is nearly complete for Hanover Mystic River, just north of Boston. The multifamily project will feature 350 units in total a mix of studios through three bedrooms. The residences will feature high ceilings, frameless custom cabinetry, spacious kitchen islands along with spa-inspired bathrooms with large soaking tubs. Amenities will include a resident clubhouse, fitness center, and pool. Photo: Hanover Mystic River

Boston Children’s Hale Family Building
- Jun 18, 2020

Facade Install Continues for Children's Hospital Hale Family Building Install continues for the glass-dominant facade at Boston Children’s Hale Family Building. The $1 billion state-of-the-art clinical will expand the hospital’s bed capacity to 472 total.  and create a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with individual patient rooms. The project will also include a rooftop healing garden. The building is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2021. 

The Hub on Causeway
- Jun 17, 2020

$12M Electrical Permit Pulled for Verizon Fit-Out at The Hub on Causeway A permit valued at $12M has been pulled for electrical work at the Verizon Offices at The Hub on Causeway. Verizon will occupy 440,000 square feet within the 21-story tower, the final phase of the project. 

Arsenal Yards
- Jun 15, 2020

Framing Underway for 2nd & 3rd Residential Buildings at Arsenal Yards Framing is now underway for the 2nd and 3rd residential within Arsenal Yards, surrounding what will be Bond Square. In total, the BLVD & Bond apartments will offer 300 units plus a fitness center, clubroom, and roof deck. Photos: Boylston Properties

Assembly Row Block 8
- Jun 14, 2020

Window & Facade Install Ongoing for 500 Unit Project at Assembly Row With framing nearly complete, window & facade install is ongoing for Block 8 at Assembly Row. The 24-story building will feature 500 apartments with 26,500 square feet of restaurant and retail space. Multiple amenities will be located on-site for residents, including an outdoor courtyard with a pool and a rooftop terrace.

Boynton Yards
- Jun 09, 2020

Development Team Presents Updated Proposal for Boynton Yards Construction is back underway as of June 1st for 101 South Street, the first building within Boynton Yards. The upcoming 289,000 square foot spec lab building will provide state-of-the-art space geared towards emerging life science companies. The project will also include four levels of underground parking and first floor retail and community arts spaces. Construction is expected to last through summer 2021.  The development team behind the project also held a virtual neighborhood meeting over the weekend to present preliminary plans for the future stages of the project in anticipation of a Master Plan filing being submitted this summer. According to the new presentation, the 2nd and 3rd buildings in the project would also include office and lab space with the final building set to include around 330 residential units, 20% of which would be affordable. The master plan for the nearly 7-acre site would also include a total of 3.5 acres of open space, 46,500 square feet of civic space, a 3M gallon detention tank & pump station, and many roadway and sidewalk improvements. Key elements of the plan include connectivity, open space, and sustainability with the 2nd and 3rd lab buildings targeting LEED Platinum certification and the residential building designed to meet Passive House standards. According to the presentation the team hopes to begin construction on building 2 in the Spring of 2021 and then start the permitting process for buildings 3 & 4 in the Fall-Winter of 2021-2022. Developer John Fenton of DLJ told the group that despite uncertainties due to the pandemic the life science market appears strong and his team is committed to Somerville for the long term.

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