Construction Manager Colantonio Inc., along with residents, local, state and federal officials, participated in the groundbreaking this week for 86 Dummer Street, a new, three-story building that will provide 32 units of affordable rental housing for the Brookline Housing Authority (BHA). The project is the largest such development in Brookline in over 35 years.
“86 Dummer Street is the result of an enormous amount of work by dozens of people, most of whom are here today,” said Patrick Dober, Executive Director of the BHA, speaking to the crowd of almost 100 people. “We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.” Dober thanked the various private and public partners that financed the project, government officials and BHA residents and staff.
The energy-efficient, wood-frame building will be built above a new parking garage and will form a quadrangle with the existing three buildings that make up the BHA’s Trustman Apartments development. The new configuration will effectively create an accessible courtyard that will include landscaped green space, play structures and a basketball court. One, two and three-bedroom units will be available to low-income families, senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Dober praised the work of Colantonio’s project team. “They are superb; these guys get it. This job should be a case study of how to run a public CM at Risk project. We are very pleased so far.”
The project, designed by Tise Design Associates and managed by Pinck & Co., is scheduled for completion in August 2015.