WL French Excavating Corporation At A Glance

Construction Complete: 22 |
Under Construction: 27 |
Interior Finishing: 3 |
Acquired by Proponent: 1 |
Project Approved: 2 |
Demolition: 1

Housing: 34 |
Office: 14 |
Retail: 21 |
Affordable Housing: 4 |
Educational: 10 |
Lab: 3 |
Parking: 8 |
Healthcare: 5 |
Hotel/Lodging: 4 |
Athletic: 2 |
Restaurant: 3 |
Industrial: 1 |
Other: 1

$0 - $10M: 21 | $10M - $100M: 14 | $100M+: 21


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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. 



Packard Crossing
- Aug 02, 2020

$2M Plumbing Permit Pulled for Phase 2 of Packard Crossing A permit valued at $2M has been pulled for the underground plumbing install for phase 2 of Packard Crossing along Brighton Avenue. The new building will include 76 apartments along with 3,050 square feet of retail space and a 175 space below-grade parking garage. 

MIT Kendall Square Initiative
- Jul 31, 2020

Construction Nearing Completion for 314 Main in Kendall Square Facade install is complete and interior work is ongoing for 314 Main Street in Kendall Square with construction expected to wrap up this year. The building features 343,000 square feet of office space plus 6,000 square feet of retail. The building will be home to the MIT Museum along with tenants including Boeing, Apple, and Capital One.

New Boston Arts Academy
- Jul 30, 2020

Framing Begins for New Fenway School  Framing has started for the New Boston Arts Academy in Fenway. The $125M project will offer a wide range of instructional and performance spaces including two theaters, a grand orchestra hall, visual arts studio, and a clothing construction lab. The school will also include lab space, a fitness room, private locker/changing rooms, a half-court basketball gymnasium, and a roof terrace. Construction is expected to last through 2021.

Chelsea Soldiers' Home
- Jul 25, 2020

Foundation Construction Ongoing for New Chelsea Soldiers' Home Foundation construction is ongoing for the new Chelsea Soldiers' Home located atop  Powder Horn Hill. The upcoming new building will feature 154 private rooms organized around shared community spaces and surrounded by generous courtyards. The nearby Quigley Building will be demolished when the new center opens, enabling the development of the full seven-acre site into an accessible landscape and restoration of the adjacent Malone Park as a public amenity.

MIT Kendall Square Initiative
- Jul 19, 2020

Facade Install Continues for 238 Main St. in Kendall Square Glass facade install continues for 238 Main Street as part of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative. The new construction 12-story tower will be integrated with the Kendall Building. below. The development will feature 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space and around 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. 

161 First Street
- Jul 19, 2020

Renovations Continue on Historic Kendall Square Building Renovations continue on the brick factory/warehouse building originally constructed in 1907 at 161 First Street in Cambridge. The project will retain the building's historic character while creating around 30,000 square feet of office/lab space.  The redevelopment will also include around 10,000 square feet of Innovation Space.  

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.

City Hall Plaza Renovation
- Jul 10, 2020

Boston Breaks Ground of City Hall Plaza Renovation Mayor Walsh along with project team members from Shawmut Design & Construction and Sasaki broke ground on the renovation to Boston City Hall Plaza today, July 10th. The renovation will make the Plaza more sustainable and accessible while adding seating and gathering areas. The project will also include 12,000 square feet of playscapes for children and families, and 11,000 square feet of terraces for pop-up play and interactive public art. Photo: Shawmut

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. 

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MIT Kendall Square Initiative
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88 Wareham Street
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101 South Street at Boynton Yards
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100 South Street, Somerville, MA, 02143
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